In the new form of war, the area of the battleground is considered identical with a country’s territory, thus rendering necessary the timely and active mobilization of a country’s entire population in the context of civil defence.
During the recent wars in various parts of the globe, it was observed that even the most modern means of warfare are not able to bend the resistance of the population of an area, when this resistance is organized, universal and determined.
The mission of the National Guard is to contribute to the defence of the country, as well as to strengthen and assist the Armed Forces in fulfilling their mission.
The HELLENIC ARMY GENERAL STAFF considers the institution of the National Guard to be particularly important and aspires at further upgrading it, improving training and increasing the operational capabilities of the National Guard Units as, beyond its operational role, it also plays an equally important one in raising the morale of the local population; its enduring existence is intertwined with modern history, tradition and consciousness of the inhabitants, especially at the edges of our country.
In addition, the National Guard Battalions are a key factor for the combat power of the Armed Forces Units and contribute to the defence of the country; the active participation of the National Guard in the training activities of the Armed Forces Units increases the bonds between the citizens and the Army, forming a spirit of cooperation and targeting towards the common goal. In parallel, they also have significant social contribution.
The creation of an Internet Link for Information on National Guard Issues, under the web hosting of the official website of the HELLENIC ARMY GENERAL STAFF (www.army.gr), aims to provide general information on issues concerning the National Guard.