It is announced that, on Thursday, 23 October 2008, at 11:00, the oath-taking ceremony of the 201 Cadets allocated to the Medical, Finance, Recruiting and Psychology corps will take place on the premises of the Corps Offices Military Academy. Among those cadets there are 1 Cypriots and 19 Foreign Nationals (6 from Albania, 2 from Armenia, 4 from Jordan, 2 from Libya, 1 from Mozambique, 1 from Chad, 1 from Senegal, 1 from Democrat Republic of Congo 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 that time were sent to the front line providing support to the Greek Soldiers. Many of them sacrificed themselves in the field of honour for their country.
 
In 1947, the School was relocated in Thessaloniki, initially at the German School edifice and later on at its present location.
  
In 1953, the Veterinarian, Dental and Pharmacy Faculties were gradually introduced.
 
In 1970, the Military Medical School was re- named at Corps Officers Military Academy and the Finance, Recruiting and Magistracy Faculties were introduced.  The latter ceased to operate in 1986.
 
Since 1989, women have been allowed to enter the Academy. In 2005, the Psychology Faculty 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 and skills so as to prepare adequately skilled officers. The Corps Officers Military Academy graduates are allocated to the three Services of the Armed Forces and the Joint Recruiting Corps, while Medical Faculty graduates are also allocated to the Hellenic Police.
    
The Corps Officers Military Academy is an independent Joint Formation, at Brigade level, subordinate to the Hellenic National Defence General Staff.
    
The Deputy Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, Lt. General (HAF) Athanasios Karamitsos, will attend the ceremony.

Media representatives are invited to cover the ceremony.
 
POC, Corps Officers Military Academy Public Affairs Office, Mrs. Paraskevi Dimakidou, (tel. 2310-962102).

                                         LTC Dimitrios Bonoras
                                          HNDGS Spokesman