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Audit Personnel policy for career military officers - Defence group

Audit number: 19454

Some 2,900 professional soldiers supervise the conscript soldiers of the Swiss Armed Forces. Two thirds of them are regularly required to change functions. The law stipulates that in principle career officers and non-commissioned officers as well as general officers hold a post for a period of four to six years. The aim of these transfers is twofold: to renew motivation and to allow career progression.