Life after the Academy- Career
During their career in the Hellenic Navy, combatant deck officers serve on ships of the Fleet where they can reach the top position of Captain while engineer officers can reach that of First Engineer. Later or during their career in the Hellenic Fleet, naval officers are placed in staff, managerial or administrative posts in the Hellenic Navy, in the General Staff of Defence or in the Ministry of National Defence.
Moreover, if they wish to, they can be placed in positions abroad such as in Greek embassies, inter-allied headquarters and echelons of the Navy. The supreme rank to which a combatant deck officer can be promoted is that of Admiral and the supreme post he can be placed in is that of Chief of Staff of National Defence. Respectively, for an engineer officer the supreme rank is that of Vice Admiral and the supreme post he can be placed in is that of Navy Inspector General or Commander of Navy Logistics.