Cadets, professional soldiers to be increased

Cadets, professional soldiers to be increased

The Defense Ministry has announced that an additional 516 students will be admitted to the country’s military academies next year and that 1,600 non-commissioned officers and 1,000 re-enlisting privates will be recruited to the Greek armed forces.

The ministry’s approval of the plan comes amid heightened tensions this year with neighboring Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean, and follows Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ announcement at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) in September of Greece’s intention to recruit more staff for the armed forces.

The addition of more cadets and the recruitment of the soldiers was approved in coordination with the ministries of Finance and Interior.

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Enter your information below to receive our weekly newsletters with the latest insights, opinion pieces and current events straight to your inbox.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.