ENLISTED PERSONNEL DETAILS OF EACH CLASS|
(average of 6 classes)
|In each class ,the enlisted personnel constitutes 50% of those drafted for the first time and 50% of deferments, etc.|
INDICATIVE DETAILS OF 1997 CLASS
(Born 1976 - First drafted in 1996)
|Deferment due to studies in Universities, Technological Institutions in Greece and abroad||16.966||26,3%|
|Deferment due to health problems/enlisted brother||2.311||3,5%|
|Residents in foreign countries||2.417||3,7%|
|Exception in order to sit University entry examinations||4.798||7,4%|
|Various types of exception (Last year at Lyceum, Medium)||8.484|
|Technological Schools, Professional Training Centres (State or private)||13,1%|
|Unsuitable for enlistment||1.092||1,6%|
|Wanted - Defaulters||1.408||2,1%|
|Other categories(Deceased, excepted from service, deserters, five year service volunteers, Military Academy cadets, double entries||1674||2,6%|
|LONG-TERM SERVICE VOLUNTEER||3.007||1.434||673|
|FIVE YEAR TERM VOLUNTEERS||6.134||1.371||1.911|
|POTENTIAL RESERVE OFFICERS||5.191||0||112|
|NAVY RESERVE OFFICERS||0||190||0|
|MILITARY ACADEMY/NCO SCHOOL CADETS*||2.673||535||867|
|* including foreign cadets.|
|DURATION OF STUDIES IN AIR FORCE STAFF OFFICERS SCHOOLS|
|SENIOR OFFICERS||23 WEEKS||
a. Theory and practice in order to develop and improve their staff and commanding capabilities.
b. Monitoring and studying of scientific and technological developments and their impact on the Air Force in order to establish and communicate unified directives for the effective use of these forces.
|Theory and practice of students in order to develop and improve their skills as staff officers|
|SERVICE OF THE ARMED FORCES||SCHOOLS / COLLEGES||DURATION OF EDUCATION||NUMBER OF GRADUATES||GRADUATES RANK OR TITLE||HQ|
|MILITARY ACADEMY||(a)||4 years||310||2nd LIEUTENANT||ATHENS|
|STAFF OFFICERS COLLEGE||(b)||90 days||STAFF OFFICER||THESSALONIKI|
|HIGHER ARMY WAR COLLEGE||300 days||120||STAFF OFFICER||THESSALONIKI|
|N C O S|
|NCO SCHOOL||(c)||2 years||300||SERGEANT||TRIKALA|
|NAVAL ACADEMY||(d)||4 years||100||ENSIGN||PIRAEUS|
|NAVY STAFF OFFICERS COLLEGE||(e)||105 days||35||STAFF OFFICER||ATHENS|
|NAVY WAR COLLEGE||225 days||18||STAFF OFFICER||ATHENS|
|NAVAL NCO SCHOOL||(f)||2 years||150||PETTY OFFICER||SKARAMAGAS|
|AIR FORCE ACADEMY||(g)||4 years||150||2nd LIEUTENANT||DEKELIA|
|AIR JUNIOR STAFF OFFICERS COLLEGE||(h)||90 days||40||STAFF OFFICER||DEKELIA|
|AIR FORCE WAR COLLEGE||(i)||180 days||30||STAFF OFFICER||DEKELIA|
|AIR RADIO NAVIGATION SCHOOL||2 years||50||SERGEANT MAJOR||DEKELIA|
|AIR FORCE TECHNICAL NCO SCHOOL||2 years||350||SERGEANT||DEKELIA|
|ADMINISTRATIVE NCO SCHOOL||2 years||200||SERGEANT||THESSALONIKI|
|ARMED FORCES CORPS OFFICERS SCHOOL||(j)||4-6 years||150||2nd LIEUTENANT AND EQUIVALENT||THESSALONIKI|
|ORDERLY OFFICERS SCHOOL||4 years||35||2nd LIEUTENANT AND EQUIVALENT||ATHENS|
|NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE||270 days||120||NATIONAL DEFENCE STAFF OFFICER||ATHENS|
(a) Arms Officers (Infantry, Armour, Artillery, Engineers, Signals) and Corps Officers (Supply & Transportation, Ordnance, Technical) graduate from the Military Academy.
(b) Staff Officers' College operates three (3) classes per year for the first time.
(c) Cadet NCOs are allocated in two (2) categories: Administrative and Technicians.
(d) Naval Cadets are allocated in two (2) categories: Naval Cadets and Engineers. Cadet Ensigns and Supply & Coast-Guard Ensigns attend a one (1) year course.
(e) Two (2) classes pre year are provided.
(f) Cadet NCOs are divided in three (3) groups depending on the specialities.
(g) Air Force Cadets are divided in two (2) categories: Pilots and Engineers.
(h) Three (3) classes pre year are provided.
(i) Two (2) classes pre year are provided.
(j) The School attend: Physicians (6 years), Dentists (5 years), Pharmacists (4 years), Recruiting Officers (4 years), Financial Officers (4 years).
|Technical College Education||345||238||480|
|Total permanent personnel||7.684||2.450||4.689|
Improvement of recruiting officesThe new law has taken into consideration the critical demographic situation dictating the imposition of stricter criteria, in allowing deferment and exceptions from compulsory service and offering incentives for younger generations to join the armed forces at the youngest possible age. This measure was considered appropriate to restrict insubordination and working out the chronic problem of draft evaders.
- The new staff organisation provides for subordination of all recruiting offices to the HNDGS through regional directorates.
- The computerisation study of all recruiting offices has been completed by the University of Athens.
- Detailed instructions were issued to the recruiting offices regarding the expedient service of citizens.
- The new standard operating procedures of all recruiting offices was ratified, effective 1-7-97. The new procedures establish bureaucracy suppression measures, expedient service of citizens, the simplification of procedures and the decentralisation of authority.
|Categories of enlisted men eligible for draft deferment||Duration of deferment due to studies||Required documentation and applicable procedures for granting the deferment|
• Students in university or College faculties in Greece.
• Students in university or College faculties abroad.
• Senior high school students that have not graduated from another senior high school.
• Students of professional education institute or public or authorised secondary school in Greece or abroad.
• Holders of a Ph.D. that excel in scientific studies or research abroad.
• Candidates of university or college faculties and seafare apprentices.
• Those with a brother serving in the armed forces.
• Permanent residents of another country.
• Those serving in the armed forces of a foreign nation.
• Those enlisted on commercial ships.
• Those naturalised as Hellenes.
• Those terminating their permanent residency in Turkey or a country of the former Eastern Block.
• Those hospitalised in a public, legal entities, local administration and /or foreign hospital.
• Those imprisoned or detained by any Hellenic or foreign competent authority.
• Displaced persons.
• Those attending a rehabilitation programme at a drug rehabilitation centre.
• Those that are temporarily unable to fulfil their military obligations for medical reasons.
• Until 31st of December of the year resulting from the addition to the remaining duration for the acquisition of the degree or diploma, of the year of issuance of the deferment, increased by two years in case of student of university or college faculty and one year for all other cases.
• Until 31st of December of the year when the conscript becomes 31 years of age (for those holding a Ph.D. and candidates for medical speciality).
• Until the 31st of December of the year when the conscript becomes 29 years of age (candidates for a Masters degree).
• Until the 31st of December of the year when the conscript becomes 21 years of age (for candidates of university or college faculties in Greece or abroad).
• For the remaining cases the duration of the draft deferment is governed by the provisions of article 7 of law 1763/88 as amended by law 2510/97
• The documentation and the procedure for obtaining a deferment is defined by decisions of the Minister of National Defence.
• Basic required documents are:
- Application submitted at the recruiting office.
- Certificate of the respective faculty (enrolment, duration of studies etc.)
- Certificate of authentication in case of a foreign faculty.
• Procedure and time of submission:
- The 1st of January of the year when the person becomes 19 years of age.
• It is possible, for reasons of public interest, to prohibit the grant of deferment for studies, in certain faculties or foreign educational institutions as well as when the studies or part of the studies is conducted in Greece
• During a period of general mobilisation or war it is possible, after a decision by the Minister of National Defence, not published in the Government Gazette to suspend the draft deferment of all or specific categories of conscripts.
|Born during the years||Duration of military obligation||Related factors||Reimbursement for early discharge|
|1948 - 1959||3 months||family obligations||Not less than 100,000 dr. for each month|
1957 - 1964
a. Full tern
b. Reduced tern
c. Reduced tern and
ability rating I3 or I4
|The military obligation can, in each case, be fulfilled in two month periods, within three years from first enlistment.|
1965 - 1966
a. Full tern
b. Reduced tern
|3 month tern||6 month tern||12 month tern|
• The only or older son of deceased parents, if he has at least one minor and single or incapacitated brother or sister.
• The widower father of at least one living minor or incapacitated child.
• The father of at least one minor or incapacitated single child, if that father has an incapacitated wife.
• The father of three living children.
• The three older brothers of six or more living brothers or sisters.|
• The father of two living minors or incapacitated and single children.
• The permanent residents in another country.
• One who has served at the armed forces of another country for a duration of at least six months.
• Soldiers that come from a country of the former eastern block or Turkey, if they have discontinued their residency in that country and moved to Greece after the eleventh year of age.
• The only or older son or brother of a person that deceased while serving his term at the Armed Forces or Security Forces and as a result of his/her service.
• The only or oldest brother of four or five living brothers and sisters.
• The fourth and the younger brothers out of six or more living brothers and sisters.
• The father of a living minor or incapacitated single child.
• The only or older son of a parent incapacitated, or older than seventy years of age, or widowing, if that parent does not have another capable adult child.
• The only or older son of a deceased single parent or unmarried mother, if that parent does not have another capable adult child.
• The only or older son of deceased parents.
• The husband of an incapacitated wife.
|Category||Time||Type of fulfillment||
Selection of a suitable|
|Unarmed service||Increased by twelve months||Obligation will be fulfilled only in units and services of the MOD in areas other than the Attiki and Thessaloniki prefectures, the place of their birth, origin or residency and large population centres.||In September of each year the HNDGS invites the various organisations of the public sector to state if they wish to employ persons that are eligible to fulfil alternate service, as well as the offered posts. If there are no posts corresponding to applicant requests, the receiving organisation of alternative service is determined by a joined decision of the Minister of National Defence and the competent Minister.|
|Alternative civilian-social service||Increased by eighteen months||In service of receiving organisations of the public sector, (as defined by the provisions of paragraph 1 article 14 of law 2190/94). It consists of the provision of public service in areas other than the Attiki and Thessaloniki prefectures, the place of their birth, origin or residency and large population centres.|
|Examination of conscience objectors requests||Exceptions|
The conscience objectors are subject to the provisions of this law, and their subsequent service in receiving organisations of the public sector, for alternative service or their enlistment in the Armed Forces, for unarmed service, is regulated by the Minister of National Defence, after recommendation of the special committee, that defines if the applicant conscience objectors are eligible according to submitted documentation or personal testimony. This committee consists of:
a. Two university professors specialising in philosophy or sociopolitical sciences or psychology.
b. One Deputy of the Council of State
c. Two senior officers, one of the recruitment and one of the medical Corps of the Armed Forces.
• The following categories will be excepted of unarmed service or alternative civilian social service and are not eligible to be subject to the respective provisions:
a. Those that fall under the provisions of par. 4 of article 18 (armed service in the Armed Forces or Security Forces, permission to carry arms or activities that are related to the use of arms, convicted for a crime related with use of arms, ammunition or illegal violence).
b. Declared draft evaders due to failure to present themselves in the Armed Forces or the receiving organisation they were assigned to in the time limit set.
c. Those that commit disciplinary or penal crimes, which can result in the dismissal or termination of employment contract for the personnel of the receiving organisation.
d. Those punished, because of violation of the provisions regarding leave of absence, that are in force for the employees of the receiving organisation.
• In case of exception from the right of unarmed service or alternative civilian social service, the remainder of the military obligation is served under arms.
The Veteran Combatants, War Casualties and Invalids Directorate developed, in the last two years, special activity in order to fulfil the requirements of social groups including invalids and war casualties. Among them, there are activities which concern reserve officers as well as those concerning the awarding to veteran reservists for their participation in the National Resistance.
|Military judge A'||1||1|
|Military judge B'||3||3|
|Military judge C'||7||7|
|Judge in the Court of Appeal A'||16||16|
|Judge in the Court of Appeal B'||24||20|
|Judge in the Court of Appeal C'||31||20|
|Judge in the Court of Appeal D'||29||40|
|Court of Appeal|
|Military, Naval and Air Courts|