Kingdom of Greece Army Ranks

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Dress uniform, 1868–1924 Ranks[edit]

Officers[edit]

NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1
GR-Army-OF2-1900.svg GR-Army-OF1b-1900.svg GR-Army-OF1-1900.svg
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[edit]

NATO Code OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Greece Kingdom of Greece GR-Army-WO1-1900.svg
No
Equivalent
No
Insignia
Warrant Officer Staff Sergeant First Sergeant Second Sergeant Corporal
-
Private

1908–1936 Ranks[edit]

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

Officers[edit]

NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1
GR-Army-OF9-1912.svg GR-Army-OF8-1912.svg GR-Army-OF7-1912.svg GR-Army-OF5-1912.svg GR-Army-OF4-1912.svg GR-Army-OF3-1912.svg GR-Army-OF2-1912.svg GR-Army-OF1b-1912.svg GR-Army-OF1-1912.svg
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[edit]

NATO Code OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
GR-Army-WO1-1912.svg
No
Equivalent
No
Insignia
Warrant Officer Staff Sergeant First Sergeant Second Sergeant Corporal
-
Private

1937–1959 Ranks[edit]

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[edit]

NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1
GR-Army-OF10 (1937).svg GR-Army-OF9-1937.svg GR-Army-OF8-1937.svg GR-Army-OF7-1937.svg GR-Army-OF6-1946.svg GR-Army-OF5-1937.svg GR-Army-OF4-1937.svg GR-Army-OF3-1937.svg GR-Army-OF2-1937.svg GR-Army-OF1a-1937.svg GR-Army-OF1b-1937.svg
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 George II in 1939, and borne by his successors. It was only awarded once to a career officer: 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[edit]

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[edit]

Officers[edit]

NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1
GR-Army-OF10 (1965).svg GR-Army-OF9-1959.svg GR-Army-OF8-1959.svg GR-Army-OF7-1959.svg GR-Army-OF6-1959.svg GR-Army-OF5-1937.svg GR-Army-OF4-1937.svg GR-Army-OF3-1937.svg GR-Army-OF2-1937.svg GR-Army-OF1a-1937.svg GR-Army-OF1b-1937.svg
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)[edit]

NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
GR-Army-OR9 (1965).svg
No
Equivalent
GR-ARMY-OR7 (1965).svg GR-ARMY-OR6 (1965).svg
No
Equivalent
Army-GRE-OR-04 (1965).svg GR-ARMY-OR3 (1965).svg
No
Insignia
Warrant Officer
-
Staff Sergeant Sergeant First Class
-
Sergeant Corporal
Private

Royal Guard Insignia[edit]

Royal Guard (Evzones) Insignia

GR-royalguard.svg
1947–1964

See also[edit]