Kingdom of Greece Army Ranks

This article contains the rank insignia of the Royal Hellenic Army (until 1968).

Dress uniform, 1868–1924 ranks[]

Officers[]

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Greece Kingdom of Greece No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg 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
Colonel
Συνταγματάρχης
Lieutenant colonel
Αντισυνταγματάρχης
Major
Ταγματάρχης
Captain
Λοχαγός
Lieutenant
Υπολοχαγός
Second lieutenant
Ανθυπολοχαγός

Other ranks[]

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Greece Kingdom of Greece No equivalent GR-Army-WO1-1900.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent No insignia
Warrant officer
Ανθυπασπιστής
Staff sergeant
Επιλοχίας
First sergeant
Λοχίας Α'
Second sergeant
Λοχίας Β'
Corporal
Δεκανέας
Private
Στρατιώτης

1908–1936 ranks[]

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

Officers[]

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Greece Kingdom of Greece None.svg GR-Army-OF9-1912.svg GR-Army-OF8-1912.svg GR-Army-OF7-1912.svg No equivalent 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 No equivalent
Field marshal1
Στρατάρχης
General2
Στρατηγός
Lieutenant general
Αντιστράτηγος
Major general
Υποστράτηγος
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[]

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Greece Kingdom of Greece No equivalent GR-Army-WO1-1912.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent No insignia
Warrant officer
Ανθυπασπιστής
Staff sergeant
Επιλοχίας
First sergeant
Λοχίας Α'
Second sergeant
Λοχίας Β'
Corporal
Δεκανέας
Private
Στρατιώτης

1937–1959 ranks[]

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[]

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Greece Kingdom of Greece GR-Army-OF10 (1937).svg GR-Army-OF9-1937.svg GR-Army-OF8-1937.svg GR-Army-OF7-1937.svg No equivalent 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 No equivalent
Field marshal1
Στρατάρχης
General2
Στρατηγός
Lieutenant general3
Αντιστράτηγος
Major general
Υποστράτηγος
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 career officers (in 1947).

3 Rank officially adopted in 1946.

Other ranks[]

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Greece Kingdom of Greece No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent No insignia
Warrant officer
Ανθυπασπιστής
Staff sergeant
Επιλοχίας
First sergeant
Λοχίας Α'
Second sergeant
Λοχίας Β'
Corporal
Δεκανέας
Private
Στρατιώτης

1959–1968 ranks[]

Officers[]

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Greece Kingdom of Greece 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 No equivalent
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[]

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Greece Kingdom of Greece No equivalent GR-Army-OR9 (1965).svg GR-ARMY-OR7 (1965).svg GR-ARMY-OR6 (1965).svg Army-GRE-OR-04 (1965).svg GR-ARMY-OR3 (1965).svg No equivalent No insignia
Warrant officer
Ανθυπασπιστής
Staff sergeant
Επιλοχίας
First sergeant
Λοχίας Α'
Second sergeant
Λοχίας Β'
Corporal
Δεκανέας
Private
Στρατιώτης

Royal Guard insignia[]

Royal Guard (Evzones) insignia during Paul's reign

GR-royalguard.svg
1947–1964

See also[]