officer's rank αξιωματικος Ζ΄ τάξεως

  • After the Greek Revolution and the Greek Independence, the fighters who stood out for conspicuous bravery contributing greatly to the Greek cause, in order to make ends meet (bear in mind, most of them were either very poor or had lost everything) were added into the so called Μητρῶον τῶν κατὰ τόν ἱερόν ἀγῶνα ἀξιωματικῶν (Registry of the officers fought in the sacred struggle) and received a monthly salary. Note that the war was fought by irregular militias and not regular army, so the government had to create an organized system of compensation tiers, equivalent to army pay grades. The registry contains the names of 3,356 officers, arranged into seven classes:
    Ἀξιωματικός Α' τάξεως = Officer 1st class, a pay-grade equivalent to Full General
    Ἀξιωματικός Β' τάξεως = Officer 2nd class, Colonel
    ....
    Ἀξιωματικός Ζ' τάξεως = Officer 7th class, a pay-grade equivalent to that of 2nd Lieutenant
     

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    After the Greek Revolution and the Greek Independence, the fighters who stood out for conspicuous bravery contributing greatly to the Greek cause, in order to make ends meet (bear in mind, most of them were either very poor or had lost everything) were added into the so called Μητρῶον τῶν κατὰ τόν ἱερόν ἀγῶνα ἀξιωματικῶν (Registry of the officers fought in the sacred struggle) and received a monthly salary. Note that the war was fought by irregular militias and not regular army, so the government had to create an organized system of compensation tiers, equivalent to army pay grades. The registry contains the names of 3,356 officers, arranged into seven classes:
    Ἀξιωματικός Α' τάξεως = Officer 1st class, a pay-grade equivalent to Full General
    Ἀξιωματικός Β' τάξεως = Officer 2nd class, Colonel
    ....
    Ἀξιωματικός Ζ' τάξεως = Officer 7th class, a pay-grade equivalent to that of 2nd Lieutenant
     
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