Military of Greece

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Military of Greece
Military manpower
Military age 18 years of age
Availability males age 15–49: 2,668,872 (2002 est.)
Fit for military service males age 15–49: 2,034,192 (2002 est.)
Reaching military age annually males: 7,976 (2002 est.)
Active troops 109,266
Military expenditures
Amount $7.081 billion (2005/current prices)
Percent of GDP 3.1% (2005/current prices)

The armed forces of Greece consist of the

The civilian authority for the Greek military is the Ministry of National Defence.

Greece currently has universal compulsory military service for males; however, this system is likely to be changed soon. See Conscription in Greece for more information. Women may serve in the Greek military, but cannot be conscripted.

Greece is a NATO member country.


[edit] Component forces and their organization

The Greek military is overseen by the Greek National Defense General Staff — Γενικό Επιτελείο Εθνικής Άμυνας.

[edit] Hellenic Army — Ελληνικός Στρατός

  • Hellenic Army General Staff — Γενικό Επιτελείο Στρατού (ΓΕΣ)
  • Strength
    • Active Duty : 109,266
    • Mobilization Strength: 365,000

[edit] Hellenic War Navy — Ελληνικό Πολεμικό Ναυτικό

  • Hellenic Admiralty — Γενικό Επιτελείο Ναυτικού (ΓΕΝ)
    • Chief of Naval Operations — Αρχηγός Γενικού Επιτελείου Ναύτικου (Α/ΓΕΝ)
    • Admiralty Board — Ανώτατο Ναυτικό Συμβούλιο (ΑΝΣ)
    • Deputy Chief of Naval Operations — Υπαρχηγός ΓΕΝ (Υ/ΓΕΝ)

[edit] Hellenic Air Force — Ελληνική Πολεμική Αεροπορία

  • Hellenic Air Force General Staff — Γενικό Επιτελείο Αεροπορίας (ΓΕΑ)

[edit] Hellenic Coast Guard — Ελληνικό Λιμενικό Σώμα

Administered by the Ministry of Mercantile Marine (Υπουργείο Εμπορικής Ναυτιλίας)

[edit] References and links

[edit] See also

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