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.