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Published on 8 December 2023


  • 6 May 2024

    Armed Forces Staff

    The Armed Forces Staff (AFS) supports the Chief of the Armed Forces in leading the Defence sector. It is responsible for implementation of the political directives and military-strategic instructions. It also ensures development, planning, resource allocation as well as steering of the armed forces and is accountable for Defence sector management and control. Through directives the Armed Forces Staff controls the operational level with its training, operations and support sectors.

  • AdA in front of transport helicopter

    16 April 2024

    Joint Operations Command

    The Joint Operations Command is responsible for planning and leading operations of the Swiss Armed Forces.

  • 17 April 2024

    Training and Education Command

    The Training and Education Command is responsible for planning, steering and carrying out standardised training and education of troops of all ranks, including officers, units and staffs. The Armed Forces College (AFC), the five training units, the Armed Forces Training Centre and Armed Forces Personnel all report to the Chief of Training and Education Command.