History

1887

The "Department of Statistics, Military Information and Topography" was established for the first time in 1887 by decree (Official gazette No.274, 1st Part/2–10–1887) and came under the command of the Army Staff Service of the Ministry of Military Affairs and took full responsibility for:

"The collection of books and memorandums touching military geography and history of nations, the Hellenic and Turkish nations in particular, as well as the writing of the national military history"

(Article 1, paragraph 9)

1910

The "Office of Military Archives" was established for the first time in 1910 and came under the command of the B' Department (Intelligence–Training) of the Army Staff Service of the Ministry of Military Affairs.

1914

In 1914 the "Office of Military Archives" assumed the name "Department of History" and came under the command of C' Directorate (Training–Standing Orders–History) of the Army Staff Service of the Ministry of Military Affairs.

1932

An autonomous service named "Office of War Exposition" was established in 1932 under the command of the Hellenic Army General Staff (HAGS), consisting of two departments: the Historical Department and the official Department for the Issue of Certificates of participation in Forward Zones of War Operations.

1952

In 1952 the "Office of War Exposition" assumed the name "Service of War Exposition" exercising the same duties (Order of the Day 11–01–1952).

1954

In 1954 the "Service of War Exposition" assumed the name "Army History Directorate" (AHD) (Order of the Day 19–04–1954). The same standing order (Confidential 4570/13/262218/8–4–54 issued by HAGS/Α3) provided the reorganization of AHD and the assumption of its main tasks, such as the collection of historical material necessary for the writing and publication of the modern war history of the Hellenic Army.

1971

AHD reorganization of 1971 brought about modifications to its organizational chart, composition, personnel and subordination. Various AHD periodical reorganizations and modifications to HAGS Organization Chart determined the present form of AHD, acting as an organic Directorate of HAGS coming under the command of A' Deputy Chief/HAGS.