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Hellenic Army
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Active Duty Troops : 116,000

Reserve Troops: 241,000

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 Guard.
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.

The requirements to enlist in the Hellenic Army are:
  • 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.


The Hellenic Army contributes to international security by:

  • 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.







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