Swiss Armed Forces
In Switzerland, every man of swiss nationality has to serve the army (women don’t have to but they may serve). At the age of 19 the recruitment takes place, that’s when you are the declared fit for military. Unless you have any physical or psychological restrictions, you are usually able to join the army. In 2016, 78.4% were declared fit (Source). With the results of the recruitment you are assigned a role according to your strengths and weaknesses. I was conscripted as a transmission soldier who is stationed in Emmen (canton Lucerne) at the Swiss Airforce.
|03.07.2017||Start of military training school|
|21.08.2017||Decision to serve longer|
|28.09.2017||Promotion to private|
|28.10.2017||Start of the training to become a sergeant|
|24.11.2017||Promotion to sergeant|
|08.01.2018||Start of the next military training school|