Training Center Palaskas
A cluster of a sword, an anchor and a cannon. The anchor and the cannon symbolize the first two schools which were founded at the Training Center, that is the “School of Navigation” and the “School of Gunnery”. The sword symbolizes the fighting spirit that all the Schools of the center instill in their trainees.
Following the liberation of Greece in 1945, the Hellenic Navy proceeded to organize the training of its low-ranking personnel, in parallel with the organization of its services, and it was decided that the main schools of the Navy should be located in the region of Skaramangas, where the Gunnery School and the Senior Command of Schools used to be in the pre-war years. So, in 1948 the Training Center PALASKAS was founded in the region of Skaramangas, in accordance with the decree issued by the Ministry for Naval Affairs and the Naval Training Headquarters, simultaneously with the Training Center KANELLOPOULOS and the Training Center POROS. The first schools which were founded were the Schools of Navigation, the School of Gunnery, the School for Radar operators and the Navy Band School.
The Training Center PALASKAS aims at providing:
- the necessary training to high and low-ranking military personnel, conscripts, navy reserve as well to civilian personnel of the HN, in order to support the readiness and availability of the HN units and services, the professional and personal development of the personnel and the reinforcement of the idea of lifelong learning.
- training to third parties, which is beneficial to the HN and/or does not incur any costs for the HN, following orders issued by the HN General Staff.
The Training Center PALASKAS organizes a series of Career Development and Training Schools (courses) which are supervised by the Naval Training Command and are in accordance with the approved annual planning.
In addition, it provides high-quality training to the personnel of the HN utilizing the Navigation simulator, the Fire and Flooding simulator as well as the Guided Missile Launch simulator.
The Training Center PALASKAS has the following Departments/Schools: