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Hellenic Armed Forces
Eλληνικές Ένοπλες Δυνάμεις
Hellenic Coat of Arms
Hellenic Coat of Arms
(Military Version and Presidential Seal)
Founded 1828
Service branches Hellenic Army Hellenic Army
Hellenic Navy Hellenic Navy
Hellenic Air Force Hellenic Air Force
Headquarters Athens,  Greece
Leadership
Supreme Commander of the Army President Karolos Papoulias
Minister of National Defense Evangelos Venizelos
Chief of the General Staff of National Defense Air Chief Marshal Ioannis Giagkos
Manpower
Military age 18 years of age
Conscription 9 months for all men
Available for
military service
2,535,174 males, age 15–49 (2008 est.[1]),
2,517,273 females, age 15–49 (2008 est.[1])
Fit for
military service
2,084,469 males, age 15–49 (2008 est.[1]),
2,065,956 females, age 15–49 (2008 est.[1])
Reaching military
age annually
53,858 males (2008 est.[1]),
50,488 females (2008 est.[1])
Active personnel 177,600 (ranked 29th)
Expenditures
Budget €8.62 billion. (2008 est.)[2]
Percent of GDP 3.3% (2007 est.)[3]
Industry
Domestic suppliers ELBO, EAB, EBO
Related articles
Ranks Greek military ranks


The armed forces of Greece consist of:

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

Greece currently has universal compulsory military service for males, under which all men above 18 years of age serve for 9 months. Women may serve in the Greek military, but cannot be conscripted.

Greece is an EU and NATO member country and participates in peacekeeping operations such as ISAF- in Afghanistan, EUFOR in Bosnia and Chad, and KFOR in Kosovo.

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Component forces and their organization

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Hellenic National Defence General Staff}}

Hellenic National Defence General Staff

The Hellenic National Defense General Staff, carries out the operational commanding of the Joint Headquarters and the units that come under them, as well as the rest forces, when it comes to the issues of operation plans implementation and the Crises management System implementation, conduction of operations outside the national territory and participation of the Armed Forces in the confrontation of special situations during peace time.[4]

Hellenic Army

Hellenic Army

The basic components of the Hellenic Army are Arms and Corps, the first responsible for combat missions and the latter for logistical support. It is organized in Commands, formations, and units with the basic being brigade, division and corps. Its main mission is to guarantee the territorial integrity and independence of the state.[5]

Hellenic Navy

Hellenic Navy

Hellenic Navy disposes a powerful fleet, consisted of strike units (Frigates, Gunboats, Submarines and Fast Attack Guided Missile Vessels) and support vessels in order to conduct naval operations that insure the protection of Hellenic territories.[6]

Hellenic Air Force

Hellenic Air Force

Hellenic Air Force incorporates a modern air fleet (combative, transportational and training), the congruent structure, as well as a modern system of air control, which cooperates effectively with a widespread net of anti aircraft defense. The structure of its forces includes the General Staff of Air Force, the Command Post of Regular Army, the Air Support Command, the Air Training Command and a number of units and services.[7]

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