Life after the Academy-Further education and training
After serving three years as Ensigns, the officers are promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade and attend the School for Vessel Superintendent Officers, which lasts ten months for deck officers and six months for engineers. This training is considered to be a continuation of the academic education they received at the Hellenic Naval Academy. Additionally, they can be taught specialized subjects they have already been or will be acquainted with during their service aboard warships.
Besides the training they get at the School for Vessel Superintendent Officers , they can study at the Administration and Navy Staff School as well as in schools of the Greek Armed Forces, such as the Supreme Joint War College (SJWC) and the School of National Defence, which is equivalent to a postgraduate degree. Moreover, they can study at the corresponding War Schools/Colleges and Schools of National Defence of NATO state members.