A rapid evolution for the most deserving!
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!
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.
|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|
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.