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Title: Syntagmatarchis  
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Subject: Colonel, Antisyntagmatarchis, Military ranks of Greece, Greek military ranks, Military rank
Collection: Hellenic Army Officers, Military Ranks of Ancient Greece, Military Ranks of Greece
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Syntagmatarchis (Greek: Συνταγματάρχης, abbreviated Σχης), sometimes anglicized as Syntagmatarch, is used in modern Greek to denote the rank of Colonel. It is translated as "leader of a regiment (syntagma)", and dates back to the Classical Age armies. However, the name is misleading in that the Hellenic Army retains very few regiments in its command structure. Thus, the typical responsibilities of Syntagmatarches are in staff positions, or as Executive Officers in brigades. Officers holding this rank should be addressed as Kyrie Syntagmatarcha (Κύριε Συνταγματάρχα).

In the modern Hellenic Army the rank is superior to an Antisyntagmatarchis (Lieutenant Colonel) and inferior to a Taxiarchos (Brigadier). The insignia consists of a flaming grenade and three golden stars.

The Nikolaos Makarezos.

Rank insignia

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