Task and Mandates in Peacekeeping

The Swiss Armed Forces offers numerous deployment possibilities and opportunities in over a dozen peacekeeping missions. The functions available to interested individuals are multifaceted. Depending on the task of a function and the type of mission, both military and professional civilian competencies can be a decisive factor for undertaking a function.

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  • Analysts


    In military peace support missions, Swiss Armed Forces members are deployed in various analyst cells to continuously monitor, analyse, evaluate security relevant information…

  • Aviation


    Swiss soldiers are active in various functions in the field of aviation. These members are responsible for the daily mission planning of the Swiss Air Force Detachment in…

  • Communications


    There are two communications specialists within the SWISSCOY contingent who take on the function of Press and Information Officer (PIO). These functions work together with the…

  • Company Command

    Company Command

    The National Support Element (NSE) of the SWISSCOY provides operational services for KFOR as well as national services for the contingent. The NSE is structured within the…

  • Facility Management

    Facility Management

    National as well as international infrastructure in various locations around Kosovo are maintained by members of the SWISSCOY. This includes the civilian buildings inhabited…

  • Finance


    Soldiers in the Swiss Armed Forces peace support missions in Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Korea manage the accounting and the financial interests of the…

  • Health and Medical

    Health and Medical

    SWISSCOY soldiers work together with Austrian service members in a jointly operated medical centre. The responsibilities include general and emergency primary care under the…

  • Hospitality


    In the area of hospitality, members of the SWISSCOY manage the support facility, SWISS HOUSE, in the Kosovo Force (KFOR) headquarters. This includes accounting, carrying out…

  • Human Resources

    Human Resources

    195 men and women are deployed as members of the SWISSCOY in Kosovo. Two specialised professionals are integrated in the contingent to manage the personnel of the contingent…

  • Informatics and Transmitter

    Informatics and Transmitter

    Swiss Armed Forces members in the functions in the area of informatics and transmission are responsible for the maintenance of the communication systems in the area of…

  • Logistics


    Specialists in the field of logistics are responsible for camp management and are sought for different mission areas. These functions provides the SWISSCOY contingent in…

  • Maintenance


    SWISSCOY is in possession of up to 150 different operational vehicles in the mission area. These are typically maintained on-site. This includes inspections, repairs and…

  • Observer


    Swiss observers in Liaison and Monitoring Teams (LMT) of SWISSCOY / KFOR and the Liaison and Observation Teams (LOT) in EUFOR are tasked in supporting the mission mandate of…

  • Police


    Members of the SWISSCOY working in the area military police contribute essential support for KFOR as a part of the International Military Police (IMP) Detachment. This…

  • Staff and Liaison Officers

    Staff and Liaison Officers

    Swiss Armed Forces members are deployed in various peacekeeping missions as staff and liaison officers. The scope of possibilities is multifaceted: Swiss officers perform…

  • Structural-/Civil Engineering

    Structural-/Civil Engineering

    SWISSCOY members are active in the construction and disassembly of camp infrastructure. Additionally, they can be utilised for road-construction. In cooperation with…

  • Training Officers

    Training Officers

    Swiss officers are deployed in training centres in Ghana and Kenya. They support these international training centres in various capacities and contribute to targeted training…

  • Transport


    The drivers in the transport platoon of the SWISSCOY are responsible for the smooth and secure transport of goods, materials and personnel. From personnel vehicles to 55-ton…

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    Swiss citizenship is a basic requirement to take part in a Swiss Armed Forces peacekeeping mission. Individuals without Swiss citizenship cannot be considered for a Swiss Armed Forces peacekeeping mission.

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    Peacekeeping missions through the Swiss Armed Forces are military operations. Due to the military requirements for male Swiss citizens, only male Swiss citizens who have completed basic training can be considered for a military peacekeeping operation.

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    Possession of a valid driver's licence is a basic requirement for a military peacekeeping mission. Unfortunately, individuals who do not possess a valid driver's licence cannot be considered for a Swiss Armed Forces peacekeeping mission.

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