The oath taking ceremony of the new HN Ensigns of Class 2022 was held at the Hellenic Naval Academy, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. A total of thirty-eight (38) Ensigns (27 deck officers and 11 engineers) took the oath, including four (04) from the Republic of Cyprus and one (01) from the Kingdom of Jordan.
The swords were presented to the new Officers by Η.E. President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou.
The ceremony was attended by Mr. Ioannis Tragakis, Member of the Parliament, as representative of the President of Hellenic Parliament, the Minister of National Defense Mr. Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, the Deputy Minister of National Defense Mr. Nikolaos Chardalias, the Chief of Hellenic National Defense General Staff General Konstantinos Floros, the Chief of Hellenic Army General Staff Lieutenant General Charalambos Lalousis, the Chief of Hellenic Navy General Staff Vice Admiral Stylianos Petrakis ΗΝ, the Chief of Hellenic Air Force General Staff , Lieutenant General (AF) Themistoklis Bourolias, the Chief of Coast Guard Vice Admiral Georgios Alexandrakis, the Chief of the Fire Service Lieutenant General Alexios Rapanos, members of the Supreme Naval Council, representatives of political parties, of church and local government as well as relatives of the new Ensigns.
The oath taking ceremony was officiated by His Eminence the Metropolitan of Piraeus Mr. Seraphim.