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Foreign Legion Application Process

Post by Cutaway on Mon 16 Jun 2008, 6:32 pm

Original Source: http://www.legion-recrute.com/en/

You can only enlist in mainland France
(Free board, lodging and clothing are immediately provided)


  • Preselection is carried out in our recruiting offices throughout France;
  • Selection is carried out in Aubagne near Marseille :

    • psycho-technical tests
    • medical tests
    • sports tests (luc-leger "navette")

  • If your candidature is upheld, the first contract is minimum for 5 year
  • Successive contracts are for six months, up to 5 years


You must be successive contracts are for six months (for minors under 18, parental consent is required on a form available in French Gendarmeries or Embassies outside France)

Whatever your marital status is (single, married, divorced..) you will be enlisted as a single man

You must have a valid ID

You must be physically fit to serve at all times and in all places


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Re: Foreign Legion Application Process

Post by Cutaway on Mon 16 Jun 2008, 6:36 pm

In a legion Information Center1 day
Reception Information
Constitution du dossier d'engagement

Preselection
1 to 3 days
In a legion Recruitment Center (Paris - Aubagne)
Confirmation of motivationInitial medical check-upFinalizing enlistment papers
Signing contract of service (5 years)

Selection
1 to 10 days
In the Center of Recruiting and Selection in Aubagne
Psychotechnical tests :
logic tests, no education required
Thorough medical check-upSports tests Motivation and security interviews
Personality tests (complementary to the psycho-technical tests)
Selection

Signing and handing-over of the contract of service (5 years).7 days
Incorporation

Basic training with the 4th foreign RegimentDurationFORMATION
Initial training.
Initiation to military lifestyle. Outdoor and field activities. Comradeship. Learning legion traditions.
4 weeks
March "Képi Blanc" and graduation ceremony.1 week
Technical and practical training (alternatig barracks and field training)3 weeks
Mountain training (Chalet at Formiguière in the French Pyrenees) 1 week
Technical and practical training (alternating barracks and field training)2 weeks
Examinations and obtaining of the elementary technical certificate (CTE)1 week
March ending basic training1 week
Light vehicle / trucks school1 week
Return to Aubagne before reporting to the assigned regiment1 week
Reporting to one of the 11 regiments of the foreign Legion.
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