Army Combat - Combat Support Directorates


GLORY is achieved through self-sacrifice and dare. It is won with the rifle and the sword, by those men who possess moral powers and the required knowledge, as a result of arduous study and training. It is consolidated with the blood of thousands of dead the Infantry has suffered and it is symbolized with the red background of the emblem.

VIRTUE is the ornament of the brave. It is expressed through morality, justice, honesty, kindness and respect of the enemies. It is completed with implementing the symbolization of the lantern, i.e. is faith to God as well as honor to the brothers in arms.


Red Color: It symbolizes the blood of the Infantry men killed in action in the sacred struggles of the Nation.

Rifle-Sword: The basic arms of the Infantry ordered by a Greek Royal Decree on March 2, 1833.

Lantern: It symbolizes worship to God and honor to the dead brothers in arms.


The peacetime mission of the Infantry is to train its personnel, to maintain its equipment and to participate in higher echelons exercises thus maintaining combat effectiveness at a proper level; furthermore its mission includes the actions of preparing and updating the relevant mission plans.

Its wartime mission is to fight by using fire, maneuver and movement, under any weather conditions, at any type of terrain, during day and/or night, in order to seize a position, to destroy or capture the enemy, to expel the enemy from its positions and to secure the occupied area by the friendly forces, by repelling the enemies’ attack through fires, close combat and counterattack movement.


The emblem is made up of the crossed sabers with the horseshoe and the tank, the main weapon of armor, symbolizing the power of fire and indicates the successor of the cavalry, combined with the inscribed slogan:

“Wherein the glory lays the duty”.

It means that Glory is acquired by self-sacrifice and boldness.

It will be won by the determined, coordinated and bold use of the all the available means by those who have fully developed their moral powers and have the necessary knowledge and experience based on the training and practice.

It underlines the fact that the duty is an unselfish offer of services in the home country without calculating effort and time. It is based on full commitment, self-denial and conscious service offerings.


Mission of Armored Units is to engage and destroy enemy forces by using fire, movement and impact, combined with other weapons.


Artillery’s emblem established in 1968. The two showing cannons represent the Combat Artillery while the missile represents the Air Defence Artillery.


Slogan: “Power through knowledge”

The phrase “Power through knowledge” indicates the fact that, the Artillery personnel feel powerful thanks to their knowledge gained through their training.


During the military operations, Combat Artillery’s mission consists of provision of prompt and continuous fire support to the maneuver forces, in order to destroy or neutralize targets, which could influence the execution of our own mission.

The mission of air defense is to restrain the effectiveness of the enemies’ air attacking operations so that all the friendly troops can act in an unopposed way.


The Engineer's emblem is the ram. It symbolizes the siege ram, of striking nature of ancient Greeks, which was used for violating the entrenchment. The ram, as a siege machine, was delivered by the Ancient Greeks and was initially used by the Romans and posterior by the Byzantines. In the book "Tactics" written by Leo VI, who is well known as Leo VI the Wise mentions that among the siege machines the so called ''seige rams'' is included. For the protection of the city walls, against the siege rams, packsaddles field by straw or sand were used.


The head of the ram, in various representations of the Ionians, were symbolizing the force and the power. The ram in ancient time was the symbol of freedom, due to the fact that Frixus and Elli mounted on a ram in their attempt to escape from inner Asia to the free and democratic Greece. The famous Golden Fleece, which Jason managed to seize with the help of Argonauts, and during his attempt to take it he killed the dreadful dragon, symbol of slavery, and he emancipated the daughter, was a Ram fleece.

Over the ram there is an epigram says ''as long with the words the acts come'', meaning immediate after a decision has been taken, it must be implemented, exactly how it is done in the operations of the Corps of Engineer.

This epigram expresses the military principle, which was adopted, preserved and delivered by the Ancient Greeks through Byzantine to the modern times. Leo VI the Wise mentioned the following in his essay "Tactics”


The primarily role of the Engineer in the theater of operation is the support of the friendly forces, in order to facilitate their mobility and increase their combat ability and in return to hinder the enemy’s mobility and reduce his combat ability.


God of HERMES with laurel frame wreath and includes the following elements:

•    Electron: Refers to contemporary microelectronic digital information technology.
•    Double Thunderbolt: Refers to Information and Communication systems.



Hermes was one of the 12 Gods of Olympus, son of Zeus and Maya’s, who was daughter of Atlas and was appointed by his father as the preacher, the messenger, and the executor of his orders.
The verse written by Thales to Milesius means "To use the appropriate ones".


Mission of the Research and Informatics is to ensure the Army's communication capabilities in peacetime, crisis and wartime for maintaining the command and control system, the enhancement the coordination among the Armed Forces, the operational management as well as the field monitoring via electronic means.


It has the shape of a medieval shield of black color including a yellow sword, which in antiquity was the paramount weapon of lightly armed segments that undertook extraordinary missions. The sword is held vertically by two wings with sea – blue color.

Symbolism of the emblem

The wings indicate the possibility of performing, inter alia, special operations via parachuting.

Byword: On a white arched tape located at the top of the emblem, there is the inscription "O TOLMON NIKA", meaning "The courage is the most important factor for victory".