Bundeswehr Restructuring




 
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February 5th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 

Topic: Bundeswehr Restructuring


I was passing through some military articles elsewhere and noticed a note that the German military is reworking itself. I was wondering if some of the Germans here could give me some more information on that. The article was rather brief and seemed to mention that it being done to make the Bundeswehr relate to the US military more than it has been doing prior to this effort. Of course anybody else who may be aware of this issue is invited to add to the discussion.
February 6th, 2005  
Bootboy82
 
Basically they are trying to make the Bundeswehr an army of intervention by decreasing the number of personal to save money for better equipment. Since there is enemy at our borders anymore, the duties of our army have changed from defending the homeland to being a part of a multi-national task force

They are trying to abolish compulsory military service but there is no such law passed yet.
February 6th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
That's pretty much the direction most western countries are going nowadays.
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February 6th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
If enough countries stick together, there will be no enemies at any of our borders. We have a long way to go but as Ben Franklin said "If we don't hang together, then we will surely hang separately."
February 7th, 2005  
filipino german
 
Well the restructuring of the Bundeswehr is for me personally a problem...In 2003 they recruitet too much civilians so theres no space anymore even if u get through the tests.... i wrote a application 2 weeks ago... hopefully i get a job....but i heard from many ppl that there are no jobs left until 2007 or 2010.... really sux
February 7th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Wow. That's terrible.
How long is the German service anyway?
February 7th, 2005  
MadeInChina
 
2-3 years i think

i think its great that germany plans to decrease personel and increases the funds towards dvelopment and research, and we know how well germans are with tech

however, jobs are lost and unemployments likely to rise
February 7th, 2005  
filipino german
 
well in the end we only got 250.000 soldiers left and 75.000 civils working in the army




the service depends....

normal service for every citicen(for ppl who dont make civil service 1 year ) is min 9 month up to max 23 month (only 10% of the ppl getinto the army who are able to go)

if you do an application as
normal soldier 4years
as corporal 8 years
as seargent 12 years
and officer 12 years
February 7th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
Quote:
Well the restructuring of the Bundeswehr is for me personally a problem...In 2003 they recruitet too much civilians so theres no space anymore even if u get through the tests.... i wrote a application 2 weeks ago... hopefully i get a job....but i heard from many ppl that there are no jobs left until 2007 or 2010.... really sux
That is true and...unfortunate.
February 7th, 2005  
Bootboy82
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cabal
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Well the restructuring of the Bundeswehr is for me personally a problem...In 2003 they recruitet too much civilians so theres no space anymore even if u get through the tests.... i wrote a application 2 weeks ago... hopefully i get a job....but i heard from many ppl that there are no jobs left until 2007 or 2010.... really sux
That is true and...unfortunate.
I applied for 8 years, got a T2 grade and still was refused