RecruitmentGeneral Service

The Defence Forces is now accepting applications for General Service in both the Army and Naval Service.

Army applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 25 years of age on the closing date for applications.

Naval Service applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 27 years of age on the closing date for applications.

Both Competitions will close on Sunday 22nd April 2018.


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European Union Training Mission (Mali)

February 2013 to date

On 18 February 2013, the European Council agreed to set up a military mission to contribute to training of the Mali security forces.

The mission objectives in Mali are to help the Malian authorities to:

  1. Restore constitutional and democratic order in Mali through the faithful implementation of the Road Map for the Transition adopted on 29 January by the National Assembly; this Road Map includes free and transparent elections in 2013 and a national inclusive dialogue.
  2. Restore State authority, law and order throughout the country
  3. Neutralize organised crime and terrorist threats. 

The military training mission, EUTM Mali, will specifically train and advise the Malian Armed Forces - MAF - under the control of legitimate civilian authorities.

This is done through the provision of:

  • training for the benefit of the Malian Armed Forces unit capabilities; 
  • training and advice in command and control, logistical chain and human resources  
  • as well as on international humanitarian law, the protection of civilians and human rights.  

The mission will not be involved in combat operations.

The Defence Forces have deployed 20 personnel to EUTM Mali. One Staff Officer is posted to the Mission HQ in Bamako, the remainder are part of the Mission Training Team who are deployed to the Koulikoro Training Camp approximately 100km East of the capital Bamako.

Operation Details
Duration February 2013 to date
Operation type European Union led Training Mission
Commitment 20 Personnel


Visit the Official EUTM Mali Site


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