Ministry of Defence

Recruitment policies for professional soldiers

With transition of AAF to an entirely professional volunteer force, it is essential that the recruited personnel must have the highest qualities to serve in the Armed Forces. We will recruit professional soldiers that have the necessary knowledge in compliance with the work position requirements, in function of their relevant specialities, improving in the meantime the procedures and acceptance practices, giving priority to the individuals with university degree and unique abilities and qualities for special specialities.

Recruitment of professional soldiers assures young adults to join in, which is essential for an Armed Force to function effectively.

Recruitment to become a professional soldier in the Armed Forces will offer equal chances, non-discrimination because of race, ethnicity, colour, gender, religious relevance, as well as payment, profits and other compensation according to the military service peculiarities.
 
Recruitment of professional soldiers for the fulfilment of the Armed Forces structures will be made in a concentrated way.

Recruitment of professional soldiers for missions and other challenges that our Armed Forces will face, are done preserving and developing the balances between the request for as young as possible middle age in our Armed Forces and the need to concentrate as long as possible than up to now in the military service; reasonable reports between operational forces and those supportive ones; between staff structures with the troop in order to choose as effectively as possible the applied contingencies serving in our Armed Forces. The professional military personnel that are women in the Armed Forces should be up to 15 % of the general number and for every structure one by one, in the function of the mission and tasks according to the required operational levels.

The choice of most adaptable elements will be made based on the tests of health conditions, physical and intellectual abilities according to the standards and procedures defined for this purpose. The General Staff of Armed Forces will review tests in November of every year and will adapt them in compliance with the realization of the force need for the personnel. Starting from 2012, we will extend as well the intellectual test categories in order to measure the capabilities of additional individual abilities according to every speciality.

The service contract for professional soldiers is the responsibility of the institution of the Armed Forces, represented from respective command levels. In order to do so, there will be standard procedures that are approved according to legal and sub-legal acts in power.

Recruitment Policies and Standard Procedures for professional soldier in the Armed Forces, in pdf.

The full document has the following contents:
1. Recruitment policies for professional soldiers.
2. Responsibilities and recruitment procedures for professional soldiers.
    2.1. Responsibilities of structures
    2.2. Planning procedures
    2.3. Criteria for recruitment of professional soldiers
    2.4. Application procedures for professional soldier
    2.5. Documents required for registration of candidates for professional soldier
    2.6. Check-up, selection and admission of professional soldiers
    2.7. Procedures of resolving complaints
    2.8. Appointment and assignment Procedures of professional soldier

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