International operations and missions
On 14 May 1997, the Slovenian Armed Forces deployed its servicemembers to a crisis response operation for the first time. The first unit deployed to the humanitarian operation Alba in Albania was a Medical Unit of the Slovenian Armed Forces and four liaison officers. Since then, the number of Slovenian troops in multinational operations and missions has been increasing.
In February 2007, for the first time in the history of its participation in multinational operations and missions, the Slovenian Armed Forces deployed an entire battalion-level unit. The Slovenian Armed Forces were then for the first time in charge of their own area of responsibility and in command of foreign troops from a NATO country.
Today, the main effort concerning the participation of the Slovenian Armed Forces in multinational operations and missions is focused on multinational operations and missions in Afghanistan (International Security Assistance Force - ISAF International Security Assistance Force - ISAF) and Kosovo (Kosovo Force - KFOR), while Slovenian troops are also present in Bosnia in Herzegovina, Lebanon, Syria, Serbia and Macedonia.
In addition, the Slovenian Armed Forces contribute a part of its forces to the EU Battle Group and the NATO Response Force intended for operation within and beyond the borders of the Alliance.
International operations and missions with the participation of the Slovenian Armed Forces in the year 2018
|International operations and missions -
number of SAF participants
|Afghanistan - RSM, NATO||8|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina - JOINT ENTERPRISE, NATO||4|
|Kosovo - KFOR, NATO||240|
|Macedonia - JOINT ENTERPRISE, NATO||2|
|Serbia - JOINT ENTERPRISE, NATO||1|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina - ALTHEA, EU||9|
|MALI - EUTM, EU||5|
|Syria - UNTSO, ZN||3|
|Italy - EUNAVFOR||4|
|Iraq - OIR||6|