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Dress uniform, 1868–1924 Ranks

Officers

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

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

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

Officers

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

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

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

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

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

Officers

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)

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

Royal Guard (Evzones) Insignia

GR-royalguard.svg
1947–1964

See also

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