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First 6 months

Application procedure

10-06-2013 | Ref : 31 | 261308 |

The selection procedure lasts from 2 to 3 weeks.

Phases

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At an Information Desk of the Foreign Legion

2 days

Welcoming address

Information on enlistment procedure

Opening of registration form

Assessment

7 days

In a preselection Center of the Foreign Legion
(Paris/Fontenay sous bois - Aubagne)

Motivation interview
Tests in Sports

First Medical examination

Completion of the registration form

Signature of 5 years’ service contract

Selection

14 days
     

At the “Selection and incorporation center” of Aubagne

Psychological and technical Tests:
Logic tests (not based on school knowledge)

Complementary Medical examination

Tests in Sports

Motivation and security interviews

Personality tests (complementary to the psychological and technical tests )

Selection committee

5 years’ service contract officially   handed over to the recruit
Incorporation winthin the 4e Régiment étranger (Castelnaudary).

Training procedure

15-05-2013 | Ref : 32 | 197317 |

The legionnaire’s initial trining lasts around 4 months (15 to 16 weeks)

Phases

Training at the “4th Foreign Regiment ”

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Initial instruction
Adaptation to “on-the-field” military life, introduction to the Foreign Legion’s brotherhood spirit and distinctive culture.

4 weeks

“March of the White Képi”, White Képi handed over to legionnaires

1 week

Technical and hands-on training ( alterning 4th RE et field )

3 weeks

Montain training (at “chalet Formiguière” in the Pyrenees )

1 week

Technical and hands-on training ( alterning 4th RE and field training)

2 weeks

Exams, elementary technical certificate ( CTE ) issued

1 week

Trek and walk in the final stages of basic training.

1 week

Car/truck driving instruction (priority given to those legionnaires with a civilian driving licence)

1 week

Back to Aubagne before assignement

1 week

Legionnaires are assigned to one of the 11 regiments   of the Foreign Legion

Contact

Képi blanc