The continuing resignations of ED executives in the BtE from NIKI

On the occasion of numerous documents of our Federation, regarding the resignations of executives of the ED and especially of the PN, the matter comes to the BtE, in the context of the parliamentary audit, with a question submitted by the Member of Parliament for East Attica of NIKI, Mr. Tasos Oikonomopoulos, as following:
In recent years, a constant wave of resignations of military commanders has been observed, regardless of the branches. Recently, this phenomenon has taken the form of an avalanche, especially in the Navy, where in its ranks even resignations at sea are recorded. Recent reports state that according to the data recorded in the National Register of Citizens, by the end of November of last year (2023) the resignations had reached 190, while in December more were added. In 2022, the corresponding resignations were 180, according to the same statistics.
• In a period of increased projects for the ED and awaiting the arrival of new weapons systems, the above situation, combined with the aging of the personnel caused by the memory reductions of entrants to the production schools, raises serious concerns for the staffing of the Services and the units while at the same time, the work that the hierarchy requires to be done is divided among fewer and fewer. •The large drop in military schools in the recent National Examinations (SSE Opla 12.2 – SND Mahimoi 12.8 etc.) shows the disrepute to which the military profession is gradually falling, a function that Greek society has always surrounded with trust. In addition and according to the existing evidence, it is now extremely difficult for a military person to start or maintain a family. The reasons are both financial and practical (lack of care, continuous employment, etc.). All this in fact in a country plagued by low birth rates! Because the soul as well as the strength of our deterrent force is primarily the personnel of the Armed Forces.
Because in recent years, people have been leaving the Armed Forces, and in fact executives who have not even established a pension right and prefer to leave and seek their fortune elsewhere.
Because the state has the responsibility of taking all the necessary actions, so that the personnel of the Armed Forces can carry out their difficult and varied work uninterruptedly and under the best possible conditions.
Because it seems that the existing law of the Ministry of National Defense concerning the care in favor of the personnel of the Armed Forces, although recent, has not as a result provided sufficient solutions to the living problems of the sector. The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance are asked:
• Has there been a study of the causes of the frequent resignations as well as the effects on the mission of the E.D. and on the morale of the active staff?
• What has the ministry done and what does it intend to do to ensure a decent living for executives and their families (salaries, housing, overemployment, etc.)?
• Are there transitional measures to temporarily deal with the burgeoning staff shortages?
• What care has been taken to increase the number of admissions to the Production Schools of the ED in the coming years?
• When and at what percentage will these ranks make up for the reduction in personnel from retirements and resignations?
The questioning member of parliament is Tasos Oikonomopoulos

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