Contracts & career within the legion

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A rapid evolution for the most deserving!

  • 5 years
    The duration of the legionnaire's initial employment contract.
    Non-negotiable.

THE CONTRACT :

The initial contract is for 5 years. At the end of this first contract, the legionary can choose to continue his career by means of successive contracts whose duration varies between 6 months and 5 years. By serving with determination and according to aptitudes, a management career can be offered to you from 3 years of service!

Evolution possibilities:

Advancement is based on merit. Any legionary can make a career, not by the educational or professional diplomas acquired in the civil, but thanks to the military or technical examinations passed during the successive contracts.

All of the Legion's non-commissioned officers begin their careers as a simple legionary.

Current supervision rate: out of 4 legionnaires who enlist today, one of them will become a non-commissioned officer.

Advancement
non-commissioned military career NCO career major year of service
Young legionnaire     1 to 6 years
Corporal (possible from 2 years of service) Sergeant (possible from 3 years of service being already a corporal)    
Master Corporal (possible from 5 years of service)

Chief sergeant (Possible from 3 years of sergeant)

  7 to 14 years old
  Adjutant (possible from 3 years of master sergeant)    
  Chief Warrant Officer (possible from 4 years of adjutant rank) Major by competition, to the rank of chief warrant officer 14 to 25 years and over

OFFICER career:

10% of the officers serving in the Foreign Legion served first as a legionary, then as a non-commissioned officer.

Accessibility to internal competitive examinations favored.