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On the peculiarities of recruiting for the French army

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As it happens every three years, the French land forces launched a new campaign to attract personnel to their ranks. It includes posters, television and online videos. Its cost is 2 million euros. The campaign is aimed at the personal qualities of applicants, gradually moving away from the slogan: "Your will, our pride." The goal of the recruiting campaign is to recruit 14000 people.



Propaganda poster conscription to the French army. The inscription on it translates as follows: "I thirst for adventure. For those who are eager for freedom" (c) French Ministry of Defense


Every first Monday of the month, the ground forces centers receive new candidates and their families for the signing ceremony. This solemn moment this year will come for 14000 people. 14000 is the number of volunteer ordinary soldiers (EVAT) of the ground forces, which must be recruited in 2016 year. This is a slightly increased figure, as a result of the growth in the army after the 2015 attacks of the year. In the 2014, recruits were 9000 people, that is, in two years the growth was almost 50%.

Recruitment device operating at full capacity. An additional number of people should be added to EVAT volunteers - officers and sergeants, foreign legion legionnaires, firefighters of Paris, as well as pilots and sailors. In total, 23000 young people will open the door of the barracks for the first time this year. This is a pretty impressive figure. As the officer of the French army notes, “this year every recruiter must bring a platoon into the army,” or an 30 man.

After the transition of the French army to a professional basis in 1996 and the demobilization of the last conscript in November 2001, only volunteers joined the army. Although countries such as the United States and Britain have difficulty recruiting new soldiers, France has been an exception for the past twenty years. Ground forces can choose - for each place there are two candidates. However, this average figure hides the situation in various areas. So, the difficulty is the search for mechanics aviation technicians, cooks and information system specialists because of strong demand in the civilian sector, with this year 150 worthy applications for 20 places for admission to the fifth year of an officer school in Saint-Cyr.

What is pushing a young man into the army today? And, on the contrary, what can turn him from this decision? General Thierry Marchand, an officer in the Foreign Legion, is responsible for recruiting land forces. In response to the question "l'Opinion", he described a diagram of what is called the "field of motivation and uncertainty" of candidates for admission to the army. Immerse yourself in the heart of the difficult trends in French society. “We fix the three most important expectations of young people who sign a contract with us. One of them is new - this is the “Charly effect”. Young people tell us they want to serve and protect the country. Everyone also emphasizes the difficulties that accompany entry into a full life, and they believe that the army is a good springboard for this. The third motivation is that the army is a busy life, an adventure, but also a search for a foothold and understandable starting points. We offer them something well-defined in this changing world, and this attracts them. ” Money? "They never talk about it, we are concerned with this topic." The salary of the recruit as a whole is at the level of the minimum wage, but the soldier is “shod, dressed and fed,” and the salary is enough to meet basic needs, especially when he is sent to participate in operations abroad.

As for uncertainty, General Marchand sees three main components. “When they come to us, for them it is often like a burn. At first they are confronted with crampedness in a room where there are six people, and for most it is a serious injury. In addition, they do not have constant access to cell phones ”, in other words, to friends and social networks. "We will organize special recreation areas for this, but they must understand that in the performance of the combat mission it will be impossible for them." Sailors are familiar with it firsthand. The complete interruption of communications during long military campaigns becomes a serious obstacle for many sailors when it comes to settling on a ship.

Last rather sensitive point: families. “Now we have to consider military service as a family project. We try to instill army culture in families by inviting them to a part and informing them. The fathers of recruits no longer have the experience of military service, which still gives rise to many myths. What we fear the most is the call of the mother to her son at the end of the first week of service: “it is very difficult, go back home”. ”

Despite the processing of future recruits and their family members, the percentage of contract breaks (“exhaustion”) during the first year is about 20%. General Marchand is trying to look confident, in his words, “this is observed not only in the army. This is a mobile generation. ” To make the cost of recruiting and training, while maintaining a relatively low age of a soldier, ground forces expect that the life of the EVAT will average at least eight years. However, it is not yet possible to achieve this indicator - the average service life today is six years. “Increasing loyalty” among military personnel remains a serious field of activity for the General Staff.

Despite popular opinion, the army does not offer a guaranteed workplace comparable to the public service. Generally speaking, two of the three military personnel are serving fixed-term contracts (for several years), and this is the case for the rank and file. Only the officer corps is partially distinguished by a “professional approach”. In the ground forces, the share of military personnel under the fixed-term contract is 72%.

More than half of the rank and file completed a bachelor's degree [that is, they have a complete secondary education], among sergeants dominated by people with incomplete higher education, and among the officers, most have university degrees. The average age of volunteers is 20 years. Girls have 10% candidates and about the same number among recruits. General Marchand does not hide the fact that he would like to see the growth of this indicator.

Geographically, some regions "supply" a greater number of military compared to others. This is the case for the northeastern and southeastern regions of France, but there are fewer lovers of military affairs in the west. 12% of recruits account for overseas territories, the number of volunteers from there is three times higher than the metropolis, if we count by population.
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  1. izya top
    izya top 1 May 2016 06: 20
    +1
    and they take "refugees" into the army?
    1. Megatron
      Megatron 1 May 2016 15: 10
      0
      At that pace, soon everywhere alone monkeys in the geyrop will remain.

      It is strange that they placed on the poster a normal white man.
      1. WUA 518
        WUA 518 1 May 2016 17: 20
        +6
        Quote: Megatron
        It is strange that they placed on the poster a normal white man.
        1. Verdun
          Verdun 1 May 2016 21: 50
          +12
          Curious slogans on these covers.
          1. I want a new breath after the storm.
          2. I want to move forward so that freedom never recedes.
          3. I crave adventure for those who crave freedom.
          So for what, it turns out, you need military service!))
      2. chinArmy
        chinArmy 3 May 2016 13: 12
        -2
        Quote: Megatron
        normal white man
        ??
        Nuka, tell us more about "normal" and "abnormal" skin colors. Just ahead of Victory Day celebrations
        1. Megatron
          Megatron 3 May 2016 21: 23
          +4
          Tolerasts minusue? Do you like when you can’t get a break from caucasian-Asian faces in your yard?
    2. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 3 May 2016 08: 23
      +6
      When they come to us, for them it is often like a burn. At first, they are confronted with cramped spaces in a room with six people, and for most this is a serious injury. In addition, they do not have permanent access to cell phones, ”in other words, to friends and social networks. “We will organize special recreation areas for this, but they must understand that it will be impossible for them to complete a combat mission.” Sailors are familiar with this firsthand. The complete interruption of communications during long military campaigns becomes a serious obstacle for many sailors when it comes to checking into a ship.

      Yeah cool ! 6 people in a room - HORROR!
      Without a permanent stay in the social. networks - TIN!
      There is no mobile gadget in hand - in general it is SIMPLY FLY!
      More than a month without communication with friends ?!
      No, we don’t need such an army !!!

      Chur me from this army!
      And also Russian paratroopers are in the opponents!

      1. Verdun
        Verdun 3 May 2016 12: 16
        +7
        There is no mobile gadget in hand - in general it is SIMPLY FLY!
        Mobile gadgets are a common problem. We also have enough of such lovers. When you drive past the checkpoint and see a fighter standing at the post with a mobile in his hands, sending SMS, in my opinion it looks more than strange.
  2. Knowing
    Knowing 1 May 2016 06: 23
    +8
    They are so funny these tolerasts ...
    1. Come on
      Come on 1 May 2016 18: 36
      +5
      What does "tolerasty" have to do with it? Historically, in France, the percentage of Muslims is about 10, which is the highest in Europe. There were always a lot of blacks there, look at the national team. Moreover, unlike Muslims, blacks are generally perfectly integrated and make up a full-fledged part of society. Although the overwhelming majority of people from Muslim countries are integrated. This whole Islamist trend is going on with Caucasians just like in Russia. Back in the early 90s, all this Sharia obscurantism, like prayers 5 times a day, Bedouin rags, etc., was of no interest to anyone.
      1. Anglorussian
        Anglorussian 1 May 2016 19: 33
        +3
        Well, they are integrated as well as musli-in the system of benefits and free housing in the suburbs. A mass exodus from the African colonies began under the socialists in the 70s.
        There were always a lot of blacks
        1. Come on
          Come on 2 May 2016 02: 31
          0
          Such disgraces are now being cut out, as France did not and still does not seem to be making the necessary reforms. The problem in France is inadequate and too powerful trade unions and strong communist leftist sentiments. The next problem is the settlement of areas by certain ethnic groups, the natives of North Africa there, the French themselves, and this, together with unemployment, gave rise to the problems that we saw a couple of years ago. But nevertheless, the French are less biased towards foreigners, especially if they are with a good education, than the same Germans and especially the Spaniards.
          1. Anglorussian
            Anglorussian 2 May 2016 12: 39
            +2
            Well, I have a French father-in-law, and he does not agree with you. They fn repulsive from the government only due to technical tricks. The problem is not in inadequate trade unions, but in the fact that diasporas have become numerous and require more and more. And this problem is at least 20 years old.
            Now such disgraces are cut out
  3. Red_Hamer
    Red_Hamer 1 May 2016 06: 25
    0
    The lack of masculinity complex, the Americans adopted, without a beard anywhere!
  4. Dimon19661
    Dimon19661 1 May 2016 06: 35
    0
    And how many days of the war will this army have?
    1. avia1991
      avia1991 1 May 2016 13: 46
      +17
      Quote: Dimon19661
      And how many days of the war will this army have?

      By the way, the Foreign Legion is prepared for them! You don’t even have to try to get too sick: it’s undesirable to have them as an opponent!
      And in the "national" army - as elsewhere, there are brave men, there are scoundrels, there are cowards .. but re-read the article: it turns out that people are quite consciously making a choice in favor of service! A well-chosen motivation allows you to recruit quite worthy fighters. DO NOT BE CONFUSED WITH POLITICS. hi
      1. Dimon19661
        Dimon19661 1 May 2016 14: 15
        +5
        Your words, yes, to the French god in ears .... All this weakness is fighting for money ... and the French are a minority there ... Motivation ??? ... And WWII was not motivation ???
        1. Verdun
          Verdun 1 May 2016 14: 45
          +7
          All this sickness is fighting for money
          The level of professionalism of a soldier protecting a country for money ends where serious difficulties begin. By the time the Mongol army arrived in China (who does not remember, this was at the beginning of the XNUMXth century), the basis of the Chinese army was precisely hired professionals. And their professionalism greatly helped the celestial? The ability to fight must coincide with the level of motivation.
          1. Come on
            Come on 1 May 2016 19: 04
            +4
            The country is not protected for money. Like investigators do not catch criminals for money. As I understand it, are you for canceling the salaries of servicemen in the Russian army? Let them serve the homeland for free! Otherwise, in your opinion, the professional military are those who serve for free, live in dugouts and eat bread and water.
            1. ydjin
              ydjin 2 May 2016 08: 08
              -3
              We were educated that the enemy must be torn by all means. I can not re-educate! If necessary, life is not just walking the field
          2. fzr1000
            fzr1000 2 May 2016 11: 04
            +5
            By the way, in Mali, the French showed themselves well. Barmaley were driven away, key territories are sex controlled. Small forces, in a fairly short time and without any PR, like the United States. You need to be more objective.
        2. Come on
          Come on 1 May 2016 18: 46
          +6
          And the Russian military under the contract then, too, according to yours, only went to the army for money? And if money is in last place, then why then from 2012 to 3 times, if I am not mistaken, the salary was increased? In the modern Russian army, as in any other, including the American, money plays a role, but not the first. See the world, defend the country, fight against evil (today the Islamists), the ability to shoot, drive military equipment. Get an education, the same rights to operate and drive heavy vehicles. Yes, you never know what.
          1. Verdun
            Verdun 1 May 2016 19: 58
            +3
            And if money is in last place, then why then from 2012 to 3 times, if I am not mistaken, the salary was increased?
            Very often, power pays the army so that it, the army, does not overthrow this power. This time. And when I talked about money, then in the context of comments about the French foreign legion, in which foreign mercenaries serve, these are two. And that is why he referred to the comment by Dimon19661.
            1. chinArmy
              chinArmy 3 May 2016 13: 24
              +1
              Quote: Verdun
              Very often, power pays the army so that it, the army, does not overthrow this power

              Right It is enough to recall how in our country, out of all state employees, salaries were raised only by the security forces.
        3. Come on
          Come on 1 May 2016 18: 56
          -1
          Quote: Yeah, well.
          And WWII was not motivation ???



          And what about WWII? Did they give up weapons and give up? And how many kilometers deep did the Nazis go on the territory of the USSR? What does the road! How much capacity would France have? So compare. France was near Germany, what a chance it was, when the huge, mighty USSR, having a multiple army than the French, surrendered such territories to 3mio prisoners and killed. And the French partisan was also normal, like the Soviet partisans in the occupied territory.
          1. Pre-cat
            Pre-cat 2 May 2016 15: 35
            +6
            Quote: Yeah, well.
            And what about WWII? Did they give up weapons and give up?

            That's right, abandoned and surrendered. France signed capitulation far from exhausting its capacity for resistance. the same de Gaulle proposed to evacuate the government in Algeria and continue the war. Sassali, sir! Unlike the same Dutch and Belgians.
            Quote: Yeah, well.
            And how many kilometers deep did the Nazis go on the territory of the USSR? What does the road!

            The Germans made a detour of the Maginot line in difficult terrain, previously considered inaccessible to tanks and large military units.

            Quote: Yeah, well.
            And the French partisan was also normal, like the Soviet partisans in the occupied territory.

            But tell the Belarusians about it. The first detachments of the poppies began more or less active operations in 1943. And so the Germans sent to the wounded and vacationers in France - to heal and rest. Learn history from primary sources and not from newspapers.
            1. Come on
              Come on 3 May 2016 05: 16
              0
              Something you sideways bypass the fact that France was at the side of Germany, this time. The Nazis did not have to cross thousands of kilometers of dirt and off-road, these are two, that "difficult-to-pass" piece bypassing Maginot is not even funny. During the attack on France, there was no eastern front, thanks to the pact with Stalin, unlike the attack on the USSR, when the western front, or rather the occupation of half of Europe and the defense of the entire western coast, took away quite a few forces and reserves, these are three. And now look how many Frances can be crammed into the territories of the USSR conquered during the first years of the war. If the USSR were in the place of France, the result would be the same, besides, further resistance to the Hitlerite military machine would lead to the loss of millions of extra lives and the disappearance of many historical places and cities, which would not change the result, these are four. Well, you can also compare the army, which fought off the attack of the Germans, the army of France and the army of the USSR. I guess I won't be mistaken if I say that those losses in equipment and people, and we are talking about millions of people and tons of weapons, were many times more than what France could have scrapped up at all? Factors such as the hellish frost and the unpreparedness of the Germans for it, powerful supplies of weapons by the allies, thanks to which there was something to beat off an attempt to seize Moscow and other key places, all this must also be taken into account, as well as the betrayal of the French leadership. I have the opportunity to learn history from ideologically unbiased historians. But this is a separate topic. Just tired of this bragging about someone else's heroism, what does our generation have to do with what our grandfathers experienced ?! And at the same time, domination and mockery of those peoples who did not even have the conditions that the USSR had to resist the Nazis. To show cowardice to the French and at the same time to elevate our ancestors is primitive and should be ashamed. Not worthy of it somehow.
              1. Sergey Polt
                Sergey Polt 3 May 2016 09: 53
                0
                Put a BOLD minus for the words about the current generation ... Strongly disagree with you ...
                1. avia1991
                  avia1991 4 May 2016 07: 48
                  0
                  Quote: Sergey Polt
                  FAT minus for words about the current generation ... Strongly disagree with you ...

                  Where are the arguments? In favor of the current generation?
                  I will not undertake to assert that they are "themselves to blame" - but nevertheless? What are the values ​​at the forefront? What is their motivation? Level of technical, physical and military training? .. Please share - maybe I'm blind and don't see the reality?
              2. gorsten79
                gorsten79 3 May 2016 11: 24
                +3
                There were fewer Frenchmen participating in the Resistance than those who fought on the German side. On the question of who the guerrillas were not weak. Regarding the territory. If our troops were not in several torn echelons and the Germans would not be able to beat them in parts, in turn , then on the border of the RSFSR they would stop. What does it mean that those conditions were not close ... the French and the British in September 1939 were not inferior to the Germans. In technology and in numbers.
                1. Movie.43
                  Movie.43 4 May 2016 00: 20
                  0
                  2 times in aviation
                2. avia1991
                  avia1991 4 May 2016 07: 49
                  0
                  Quote: gorsten79
                  then on the border of the RSFSR and would stop.

                  Yeah .. "WOULD" only get in the way ..
          2. goose
            goose 4 May 2016 13: 14
            +1
            Quote: Yeah, well.
            What does the road!

            There was no off-road in the summer of 1941 anywhere.
            Quote: Yeah, well.
            France was near Germany, what a chance it was, when the huge, mighty USSR, having a multiple army than the French, surrendered such territories to 3mio prisoners and killed.

            So by the way - the French had more normal tanks than not only the Germans, the USSR also had it. Industry was still more powerful than the USSR. The size of the mobilized army during the "strange" war is no less than that of the USSR west of the Urals. Have you forgotten Japan - Khalkhin Gol was only 1 (!) Year ago. The French aviation was modern and numerous, better than the Britons, roughly comparable to the Luftwaffe, the French fleet was definitely stronger than the German and comparable to the Italian and German combined.
            Quote: Yeah, well.
            And the French partisan was also normal, like the Soviet partisans in the occupied territory.

            Modern research generally calls into question the effectiveness of Resistance. At the very least, the scale was much smaller than even Yugoslavia, not to mention the USSR. In fact, the Resistance served the special operations of Great Britain and the USA, there was no talk of a full-fledged struggle. On the territory of Vichy and in the colonies, of course, there was no partisan movement.
        4. avia1991
          avia1991 1 May 2016 23: 16
          +7
          Quote: Dimon19661
          And WWII was not motivation ???

          Did they also have de Gaulle?
          By the way, do not forget that they had their own government, which surrendered the country to the Germans. And spontaneously organize people to resist .. Have you tried to start a crowd? Provided that ahead of them looms to die .. wassat
          Quote: Dimon19661
          .All this sickness is fighting for money ..

          And what - do our contractors serve for free? .. Naturally, for money. But they sign a hard contract, and strictly execute it - which means that the desired result is achieved: France is fighting for its interests abroad, without sending its citizens there - all within the framework of the Constitution! What else is needed?
          Quote: Dimon19661
          the French there are a minority ..
          By the way, there shouldn’t be a Frenchman at all - that's why French citizens in IL are hiding their citizenship .. however, like many others laughing
          As for the national army - yes, it also receives money, and everything is entirely contractual. But in society, service is not considered Unworthy, and there is a competition for recruitment - which means that the right motivation has been found. And what else is needed? request
    2. Archon
      Archon 2 May 2016 13: 35
      -2
      1 hour of massive hydrogen bombing
  5. demiurg
    demiurg 1 May 2016 06: 36
    +16
    Quote: Red_Hamer
    The lack of masculinity complex, the Americans adopted, without a beard anywhere!

    Without a "tactical beard" it is impossible.
    In general, a contract army is an army for small victorious wars. Without training, even the primary primary population, the state does not have a mobilization reserve.
    At least two weeks a year, with shooting and basic training.
    1. Riv
      Riv 1 May 2016 07: 56
      +6
      We at one time were steadily dragged every summer to the training camp. After school, in June, just for two weeks. Sergeants were given from the local part of the explosives; the company commander was a physical education instructor, or an NVP officer. The commander of the training unit - military commissar, personally.
      Shooting, marching throws, football and a minimum of feeding.
  6. Riv
    Riv 1 May 2016 07: 52
    +1
    Meanwhile, in Russia, for once, the number of people wishing to serve the emergency exceeded the needs of the army. This was probably the last time in the 47th. Grandfather just that year retired to the reserve and said that they were waiting for the cancellation of the draft for several years in general.

    However, the practice of volunteering (not what is now called the word in Ukraine, but sending their troops to foreign armies for a certain period of time on a voluntary basis) has been hundreds of years old. This is extremely useful for the army and has been practiced in Russia since the time of Peter the Great. Is it time to renew the tradition?
  7. ALEA IACTA EST
    ALEA IACTA EST 1 May 2016 08: 12
    +11
    They are far from the army that fought at Marengo, Ulm and Borodino. Not the treasurer went now ... crying
    1. Morrrow
      Morrrow 1 May 2016 12: 39
      +5
      And with whom to fight? Germany and England have an even smaller army and do not have such a military-industrial complex. The French at 200 Leclerci can drive to Dresden.
      1. ALEA IACTA EST
        ALEA IACTA EST 1 May 2016 13: 24
        +2
        I'm not even talking about numbers and weapons. There is no spirit left in them: now the French officer will not shout: "La Garde meurt mais ne se rend pas!", Now they are "charles" ...
        1. Morrrow
          Morrrow 1 May 2016 13: 38
          +3
          Spirit depends on propaganda.
        2. Come on
          Come on 1 May 2016 19: 14
          +2
          Have you fought with the French for a long time in order to know something about their spirit? You might ask where and in what hot spots the French army and legion participated since the late 40s, on what scale, and up to the present day. And compare for one. The foreign legion is one of the combat-ready armies in the world, not only in the professional, technical and preparatory level, but also in the mental. All the best traditions flocked there, almost all the armies of the world.
          1. Bayun
            Bayun 3 May 2016 18: 32
            +2
            National composition. Officially, the legionnaire does not have a nationality. As their motto says, "Legio Patria Nostra" is "The Legion is our Fatherland." Over the nearly two-hundred-year-old history of this formation, many people who previously served in various armies of the world passed through it, which, in turn, left a peculiar imprint on the local traditions and orders. So, for example, after the Second World War many German SS soldiers found refuge here, which was reflected in the anthems of the legion. For the most part, all of them are (ACHTUNG!) Slightly remade songs of the SS legions. There is also a saying in the Legion: “When things are really bad in Russia, the Legion begins to speak Russian.” This is not just an allegation: over the past hundred years there have been three large waves of influx of Russian-speaking recruits into the Legion: 1914, 1920 and 1993. Now about one-third of all legionnaires come from Eastern Europe and the CIS countries.
  8. demiurg
    demiurg 1 May 2016 08: 29
    +9
    By the way, there are at least 3 errors in the poster.
    1. The beard should be black.
    2. All inscriptions are not in Arabic.
    3. In the hands there is no severed head of any doctor / teacher.
  9. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 1 May 2016 09: 03
    +1
    the cost is 2 million euros

    This money and French students who recently held a protest. Hollande just does not cut the situation in France. Interestingly, but calls himself a socialist (or hides behind the name of the party)? In reality, she is trying to rediscover Merkel in front of the boss.
  10. Atomist
    Atomist 1 May 2016 10: 23
    +8
    I especially liked the 6 people in the room - a shock. And in a normal barracks, they probably fall dead.
    1. SokolfromRussia
      SokolfromRussia 1 May 2016 10: 44
      +3
      We had a 60 man at the disposal and no one complained ... They cherished, they don’t go to the army to defend their country, but simply to work.
      1. Riv
        Riv 1 May 2016 13: 50
        +5
        What did you want? Above Breivik in the zone they mock, in kind: they give coffee cold, and they heat food in the microwave. And here - six snouts in the room - you can kill.
        1. Come on
          Come on 1 May 2016 19: 19
          +2
          Breivik won the case of torture and beatings of police and investigators during interrogations. This was the place to be, although it would be better if he was strangled accidentally. But his complaint about isolation, lack of communication, etc., was rejected.
      2. driver
        driver 1 May 2016 16: 53
        +1
        And we have 180 fighters and nothing too. Everyone felt normal and did not faint from the cramped space in the same dormitory with 2-tiered beds .... Oh, this is the Pepsi generation.
  11. Altona
    Altona 1 May 2016 12: 59
    +6
    The army is a completely different life in general. It imposes a lot of restrictions on the way of life, that is, taking on some kind of responsibilities. Collectivism is genuine, in contrast to "computer social networks", and it is daily, and today's society consists of a mass of egoists, if they are not united in some kind of social group. The impact on the psyche is daily, although probably now people are trolled everywhere - at work, in transport, wherever possible. The army is a part of society, that is, the same models of behavior are projected in it as in civilian life. It's hard for me to judge the French, there is a vinaigrette of immigrants from the former colonial territories - Algerians, Moroccans, Zanzibarians, and others. By the way, France's position is very strong in Africa, where it controls up to half of the local kings, throwing up "firebrands of discord" in time, especially spoiling the Chinese economic expansion. For example, it initiates all kinds of obstacles for the construction of Chinese factories and roads in Africa. So France also has many non-military methods.
  12. lubesky
    lubesky 1 May 2016 15: 11
    +5
    The main psychological problem for the barracks contract army is the round-the-clock immersion in society of a young man, who, in essence, remains one on one with his own kind. The presence of officers and sergeants, military lawyers and other staff during the day nevertheless does not give the recruiter any chance to hope for external force in resolving conflicts with the team and adapting. The final solution to the proposed situations lies solely on the shoulders of the young man. It was called in our army - the school of life and hazing, rubbing together soldiers of the same conscription, jointly showing miracles of ingenuity and gaining experience in an aggressive and oppressive environment of the presence of the charter, barracks ethics and rules of cohabitation and 2-3 senior prizes. But specifically for the contract army, this is a serious barrier. The contract or work creates the imaginary impression of being in the legal field and protecting the charter and the law, but in fact all the charms of the barracks strongly conflict with this idea of ​​the recruit. The realities are such that you are forced to communicate with the team around the clock. This is not a citizen - you can’t change the place of work, change the team, retire, leave the conflict from work to a warm house. There are no parents, police or society ready to intervene in the conflict and protect you. It is the hopelessness of interference in the conflict of third forces that are able to interrupt the conflict that has left the rookie kind of control and is the hardest factor in the psychology of relations. In addition, the involvement of a third party in the conflict, according to the field charter or the legislation of the country, does not isolate the recruit from the problem and the team, as a rule, it does not completely resolve the conflict with the team, causing even greater communication problems until the team rejects the complaining colleague about the life. Thus, a fully contracted barracks army cannot and is not able to solve this main psychological barrier in its motivating part of recruiting and, all the more, adaptation. All the more so for modern youth who are plunged into these difficult situations, sometimes even without any civilian experience of communication — communication of children through communication, the Internet, social networks and SMS.
    1. castle
      castle 2 May 2016 09: 30
      +2
      1) Officers and non-commissioned officers (we are privates only in training) usually go home after the end of the daily routine. If they rent an apartment, then it is paid extra from the state treasury, and it is paid extra for the road. In the barracks, only the one to whom the service has left, according to the schedule, remains. In the event of an alarm, there are certain standards for who, for how long and where to get. And do not chuckle, we know our business.
      2) "Bearded soldiers" - the experience of serving in states with a predominantly Muslim population or with a population in hard-to-reach areas shows that bearded soldiers are treated more respectfully than shaved ones. This sometimes avoids unnecessary conflicts.
  13. quolta
    quolta 2 May 2016 14: 27
    +3
    2 lyama for advertising for 14000 recruits is somewhere around 14 thousand for one recruit, they’re sawing money))
    1. ando_bor
      ando_bor 4 May 2016 09: 51
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      Your calculator is broken, hence the conclusions are incorrect, in fact they buy cheap recruits - 143 euros each.
  14. parafoiler
    parafoiler 3 May 2016 07: 12
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    Even the ever-memorable Otto von Wismarck uttered: "A soldier with a three-day stubble looks like a soldier of broken troops" ... The unshaven face does not paint a military man.
  15. realist
    realist 3 May 2016 09: 35
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    The fighting spirit appears as a result of the struggle with difficulties, if the lack of gadgets and 6 people in the room lower the spirit, then they really will not be able to fight at all, in general it pleases .......
  16. DM51
    DM51 3 May 2016 16: 57
    +2
    Quote: Yeah, well.
    Quote: Yeah, well.
    And WWII was not motivation ???



    And what about WWII? Did they give up weapons and give up? And how many kilometers deep did the Nazis go on the territory of the USSR? What does the road! How much capacity would France have? So compare. France was near Germany, what a chance it was, when the huge, mighty USSR, having a multiple army than the French, surrendered such territories to 3mio prisoners and killed. And the French partisan was also normal, like the Soviet partisans in the occupied territory.

    But it’s nothing that the number of German troops attacking France was about 3.5 mil., While the French Armed Forces were 3.3 mil., And in the USSR, together with the allies, about 11 mil., Against 5 mil. Soviet soldiers?! When will you get rid of the liberals and admit that without the USSR, all of Europe would have been Nazi? Only our people could make the BASIC role in the defeat of the Third Reich and no one else!
  17. Idiot
    Idiot 8 May 2016 18: 37
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    The western foyn should have a tactical beard and a tactical member.