Branches of the Military: Army, Navy, Air Force
(EPA), National Guard
Military Budget: $7,288.9 million (2003)
The modern Greek Army consist of the Hellenic Army,
Hellenic Navy, Hellenic Air Force (EPA), and National
The Greek Army's mission is to defend their national
independence, defend their borders, and to guarantee
the country's defense. Official
Site of the Hellenic Army
The Hellenic Army's mission is:
To defend their national independence.
To defend their borders and terrain.
To guarantee their country's independence.
To guarantee their country'sdefense.
requirements to enlist in the Hellenic
Greece has instituted the obligatory military service
for men and the voluntary service in the Armed Forces
for men and women. The obligatory military Service
for the Greek conscripts comes from the ideals of
duty, decency and patriotism. The duration of the
obligatory military service in the Army is 18 months.
The peace time strength is anticipated to 116,000
men and the war time to 357,000.
Hellenic Army contributes to international
Greece, the only Balkan country that is a member
of both NATO and the WEU, represents a stabilizing
force in the Balkans.
It retains relations and cooperates with Bulgaria
and Romania, while, at the same time, the relationships
with FYROM (Former Yugoslavia Republic of Macedonia)
are gradually stabilized.
Greece has made great efforts to assist Albania,
where, after the recent events, a force equal to
an Infantry Regiment was deployed, as of March 1997,
in predetermined areas to provide protection to
the Humanitarian Aid for the Albanian people. Hellenic
forces have been readily accepted by the Albanian
people and as a result of their excellent behavior
and organization, they have been selected to escort
most of the humanitarian aid missions.