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The Slovenian Armed Forces are manned with active and reserve component members.
Slovenian Armed Forces active component is composed of career members, while the reserve component includes citizens who have signed a contract for service in the contract reserve.

In co-operation with the Alliance: provide military defence of the Republic of Slovenia, deter military aggression against the Republic of Slovenia, re-establish national sovereignty on the entire territory, contribute to international peace and stability.

Slovenian Armed Forces active component is composed of career members, while the reserve component includes citizens who have signed a contract for service in the contract reserve.

Composition of the Slovenian Armed Forces

Composition of the Slovenian Armed Forces - updated in September 2020 Number Percentage
Active component 6301 90.50%
Contract reserve 662 9.50%
Total 6963 100%

Active component

The active component includes professional servicemembers: soldiers, non-commissioned officers, officers, military specialists (military personnel) and civilians. Civilians are employed within the armed forces; however, they do not perform military service.

Active component

Active Component of the Slovenian Armed Forces - updated in September 2020 Number Percentage
Officers 1040 16.5%
Non-commissioned officers 1952 31.00%
Soldiers 2246 35.60%
Senior military specialists 257 4.10%
Junior military specialists 378 6.00%
Civilians 428 6.80%
Total 6321 100.00%
Men 5266 83.60%
Women 1035 16.40%

Reserve component (contract reserve)

The reserve component of the Slovenian Armed Forces is composed of the citizens who have voluntarily concluded a contract with the Ministry of Defence on service in the Slovenian Armed Forces contract reserve.

Voluntary military service

Since the abolishment of conscription, the Slovenian Armed Forces provides citizens with a possibility of voluntary military service.

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