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]