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Kingdom of Greece Army Ranks

Contents

  • Dress uniform, 1868–1924 Ranks 1
    • Officers 1.1
    • Other Ranks 1.2
  • 1908–1936 Ranks 2
    • Officers 2.1
    • Other Ranks 2.2
  • 1937–1959 Ranks 3
    • Officers 3.1
    • Other Ranks 3.2
  • 1959–1968 Ranks 4
    • Officers 4.1
    • Other Ranks (professional soldiers) 4.2
  • Royal Guard Insignia 5
  • See also 6

Dress uniform, 1868–1924 Ranks

Officers

NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1
No Equivalent General
Στρατηγός
Lieutenant General
Αντιστράτηγος
Major General
Υποστράτηγος
No Equivalent Colonel
Συνταγματάρχης
Lieutenant Colonel
Αντισυνταγματάρχης
Major
Ταγματάρχης
Captain
Λοχαγός
Lieutenant
Υπολοχαγός
Second Lieutenant
Ανθυπολοχαγός

Other Ranks

NATO Code OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Kingdom of Greece
No
Equivalent
No
Insignia
Warrant Officer Staff Sergeant First Sergeant Second Sergeant Corporal
-
Private

1908–1936 Ranks

Adopted for the khaki field uniform and the blue service/dress uniform in 1908, replaced in 1936–1937 by British-style ranks.

Officers

NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1
Field Marshal1
Στρατάρχης
General2
Στρατηγός
Lieutenant General
Αντιστράτηγος
Major General
Υποστράτηγος
No Equivalent Colonel
Συνταγματάρχης
Lieutenant Colonel
Αντισυνταγματάρχης
Major
Ταγματάρχης
Captain
Λοχαγός
Lieutenant
Υπολοχαγός
Second Lieutenant
Ανθυπολοχαγός

1 Created in 1913 for King Constantine I for his leadership during the Balkan Wars. 2 Rank only held by the kings of Greece.

Other Ranks

NATO Code OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
No
Equivalent
No
Insignia
Warrant Officer Staff Sergeant First Sergeant Second Sergeant Corporal
-
Private

1937–1959 Ranks

In 1937, the old service uniform and rank insignia for officers, based on French and Russian models, were discarded in favour of British-inspired designs.

Officers

NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1
Field Marshal1
Στρατάρχης
General2
Στρατηγός
Lieutenant General
Αντιστράτηγος
Major General
Υποστράτηγος
Brigadier3
Ταξίαρχος
Colonel
Συνταγματάρχης
Lieutenant Colonel
Αντισυνταγματάρχης
Major
Ταγματάρχης
Captain
Λοχαγός
Lieutenant
Υπολοχαγός
Second Lieutenant
Ανθυπολοχαγός

1 Field Marshal rank was re-introduced for King Alexandros Papagos (1883–1955) in 1949. The version illustrated here is that of Paul (r. 1947–1964), with the royal cypher of his brother, George II. 2 During this period, only members of the royal family held the rank of full General (and equivalent). Again, only Papagos was awarded the rank among carer officers (in 1947). 3 Rank officially adopted in 1946.

Other Ranks

NATO Code OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
No
Equivalent
No
Insignia
Warrant Officer Staff Sergeant First Sergeant Sergeant Corporal
-
Soldier

1959–1968 Ranks

Officers

NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1
Field Marshal1
Στρατάρχης
General
Στρατηγός
Lieutenant General
Αντιστράτηγος
Major General
Υποστράτηγος
Brigadier
Ταξίαρχος
Colonel
Συνταγματάρχης
Lieutenant Colonel
Αντισυνταγματάρχης
Major
Ταγματάρχης
Captain
Λοχαγός
Lieutenant
Υπολοχαγός
Second Lieutenant
Ανθυπολοχαγός

1 Field Marshal rank was used by the reigning King of Greece.

Other Ranks (professional soldiers)

NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
No
Equivalent
No
Equivalent
No
Insignia
Warrant Officer
-
Staff Sergeant Sergeant First Class
-
Sergeant Corporal
Private

Royal Guard Insignia

Royal Guard (Evzones) Insignia
1947–1964

See also

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