It is announced that, on November 2nd 2007 at 11:00 the swearing-in ceremony of the 177 Cadets allocated to the Medical, Finance, Recruiting and Psychology corps will take place in the premises of the Military School of Corps Officers. Among these cadets there are 2 Cypriots and 18 Foreign Nationals (3 from Albania, 2 from Armenia, 2 from Jordan, 5 from Libya, 5 from Mozambique and 1 from Sierra Leone)
The Academy was established in Athens, in 1926, and operated until 1940 as a «Military Medical School». The graduates of the time were sent to the front lines providing support to the Greek Soldiers many of them losing their lives in the process.
In 1947, the School was relocated in Thessaloniki, initially at the German School edifice and later on at its present location.
In 1953, the Medical, Veterinarian, Dental and Pharmacy Faculties were gradually introduced.
In 1970, the Military Medical School was re- named as Military School of Corps Officers, with the addition of Finance, Recruiting and Magistracy Faculties. The latter ceased to operate in 1986.
Since 1989, women were allowed to enter the Academy. In 2005, the Psychology Faculty Section was also introduced. All students attend the respective faculty in the Aristotelion University, in Thessaloniki.
The mission of the Academy is to provide scientific and military education so as to prepare adequately skilled officers. Military School of Corps Officers graduates are assigned to staff the three branches of the Armed Forces and the common Recruiting Corps, while graduating officers from the Medical Faculty are also assigned to the Hellenic Police Force.
The Corps Officers Military Academy is an independent Joint Formation, at Brigade level, subordinate to the Hellenic National Defence General Staff.
The B’deputy Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff will attend the ceremony.
Media representatives are invited to cover the ceremony.
POC, Corps Officers Military Academy Public Affairs Office Mrs. Sfakianaki Kalliopi, (tel. 2310-962102).
LTC Charalambos Laloussis