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Published on 22 November 2023

Operations and missions

The following column informs you about the manifold operations and missions of the armed forces in Switzerland as well as their peace support and disaster relief work abroad. Furthermore, you will find information here on particularly topical issues such as recruitment and training for missions abroad.

Swiss Armed Forces professions

The Swiss Armed Forces play an active role in ensuring security and peace within our country. They defend Switzerland, provide support to civil authorities during emergencies, and contribute to peacekeeping efforts abroad. As an employee of the armed forces, you can expect modern working conditions, flexible hours, and an attractive salary structure. The Swiss Armed Forces employ approximately 9000 professionals across a range of military and civilian roles, including 500 apprentices.