Republic of Slovenia
  Ministry of Defence
  General Staff of the Slovenian
  Armed Forces

  Vojkova cesta 55
  SI-1000 Ljubljana
  T: +386 (0)1 471 22 11
  F: +386 (0)1 471 16 50
  E: glavna.pisarna.gssv(at)mors.si

About the Slovenian Armed Forces

The Slovenian Armed Forces provide military defence independently or within an alliance, in accordance with international agreements.

Mission

In co-operation with the Alliance:

  • provide military defence of the Republic of Slovenia (RS),
  • deter military aggression against the Republic of Slovenia,
  • re-establish national sovereignty on the entire territory,
  • contribute to international peace and stability.

Tasks

Mission essential tasks:

  • maintain operational readiness,
  • activate and mobilise forces,
  • deploy forces to the area of operation,
  • conduct defensive operations,
  • conduct offensive operations.

Other tasks:

  • contribute to international peace, security and stability,
  • support in ensuring the safety and welfare of RS citizens.

Composition of the Slovenian Armed Forces

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.

Composition of the Slovenian Armed Forces - updated in May 2017 Number Percentage
Active component 6884 88,9 %
Contract reserve 861 11,1 %
Total 7745 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 of the Slovenian Armed Forces - updated in May 2017 Number Percentage
Officers 1082 15.7 %
Non-commissioned officers 1953 28.4 %
Soldiers 2834 41.2 %
Senior military specialists 253 3.7 %
Junior military specialists 315 4.6 %
Civilians 432 6.2 %
Clerks 15 0.2 %
Total 6884 100 %
Men 5759 84.0 %
Women 1125 16.0 %

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.