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Hello everyone, I’m new here. You can call me Zun.

I got two opportunities to chose between, either join the French Foreign Legion by knocking on the door and do my best, or I can join the Swedish Army in September.
Does anyone know who gets a better military ”education” and experience between the two?
I don’t know how good the Legion is because I’ve never asked an actual Legionnaire that’s been there for the whole contract.
The reason why I’m asking is because I’m doubting the Swedish army will make me the best possible solider.
I’ve been at the base and done all the tests and got in but they all seem weak (I’m not talking down on the Swedish army!) I’m just saying what I see and heard about the Swedish Army.
For me doing time in the military is all about becoming the best soldier I possible can and getting as good experience and “education” from it as possible, what ever it takes..
Is there anyone here that knows anything about the Swedish army and how good they will actually make you? I don’t want to become some “tea and cookie” solider.
(Again I’m not talking down on anyone, I’m asking this because I wish for an answer and I’m making a decision in beginning of March, reason is because in March I must say Yes/No to the Swedish Army)
Thank you for taking your time..
 

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Do both... first the Swedes (how long will your contract be for?). It will give you at least the basics of military discipline
Then try and join the Legion if you can
No guarenteed that you will be accepted
So, in the mean while, do your sport routine and learn french
Do you smoke, do drugs or drink lots of alcohol? If you do one or all of these, best to stop and as from now, Legion or no Legion.
 
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Zun join the Swedish Army. You will have no language problems and attempt to specialise in what interests you.

It is many years since I served but the Swedish Jaegers were on the ball.

Welcome to this forum and good luck whatever you do.
 

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Hello everyone, I’m new here. You can call me Zun.

I got two opportunities to chose between, either join the French Foreign Legion by knocking on the door and do my best, or I can join the Swedish Army in September.
Does anyone know who gets a better military ”education” and experience between the two?
I don’t know how good the Legion is because I’ve never asked an actual Legionnaire that’s been there for the whole contract.
The reason why I’m asking is because I’m doubting the Swedish army will make me the best possible solider.
I’ve been at the base and done all the tests and got in but they all seem weak (I’m not talking down on the Swedish army!) I’m just saying what I see and heard about the Swedish Army.
For me doing time in the military is all about becoming the best soldier I possible can and getting as good experience and “education” from it as possible, what ever it takes..
Is there anyone here that knows anything about the Swedish army and how good they will actually make you? I don’t want to become some “tea and cookie” solider.
(Again I’m not talking down on anyone, I’m asking this because I wish for an answer and I’m making a decision in beginning of March, reason is because in March I must say Yes/No to the Swedish Army)
Thank you for taking your time..
Hello and welcome Zun!
Search button and lurking through old threads will give a tone of info - because all of the questions have been asked over the years, and answered. If you post a question, you will get feedback , all sorts of it actually (as you can see).
I agree with posts in which you are advised to try Swedish armed forces first and then LLE.
Swedish army is not the Legion, but I'm sure they know their job!
It will give you a taste of military life and basic skills. France is far and expensive for a wasted trip.
Time in the Swedish army could be used to learn french language - that would give you an edge over other candidates.
See you around Zun!
 

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@Zun Sweden has a highly professional Army ,possibly better financed than the Legion so dont dismiss it , aim high , Särskilda Operationsgruppen ?
 

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För i helvete grabben! Do the swedish army. If it is for only a year its even a no-brainer. Even if you accidentally end up in the legion afterwards after your swedish army contract, it will be very helpful for you to integrate properly and quickly into the military mindset. It might actually make you reach any of the commando groups in the legion quicker, funnily enough!
Believe me, been there, done that, been the instructor, also for a few nordics. best to go in with experience, not like a dreamy civilian soymilk-fed lost boy ;)
 

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The contract in Sweden will be between 9-11 months depending on where I get located.
Do your 11 months, learn as much French as possible. That way no matter what happens you will not be wanted for not having done your obligation. At 20 years old...
Only one thing, Do not take 11 months obligatory service in the Swedish army to be the same as 5 years in the Legion
 
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Hello everyone, I’m new here. You can call me Zun.

I got two opportunities to chose between, either join the French Foreign Legion by knocking on the door and do my best, or I can join the Swedish Army in September.
Does anyone know who gets a better military ”education” and experience between the two?
I don’t know how good the Legion is because I’ve never asked an actual Legionnaire that’s been there for the whole contract.
The reason why I’m asking is because I’m doubting the Swedish army will make me the best possible solider.
I’ve been at the base and done all the tests and got in but they all seem weak (I’m not talking down on the Swedish army!) I’m just saying what I see and heard about the Swedish Army.
For me doing time in the military is all about becoming the best soldier I possible can and getting as good experience and “education” from it as possible, what ever it takes..
Is there anyone here that knows anything about the Swedish army and how good they will actually make you? I don’t want to become some “tea and cookie” solider.
(Again I’m not talking down on anyone, I’m asking this because I wish for an answer and I’m making a decision in beginning of March, reason is because in March I must say Yes/No to the Swedish Army)
Thank you for taking your time..
Join your Swedish Army find out for yourself. EVERY Army has good soldiers and special forces. Maybe you can´t be be special forces in your own Army. The Legion is not some special Army . Jungle training i think TOP
 
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I would say this man is the best in the world. Retired now but the best of the best. Adj Chef Lopez.
 
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Do both... first the Swedes (how long will your contract be for?). It will give you at least the basics of military discipline
Then try and join the Legion if you can
No guarenteed that you will be accepted
So, in the mean while, do your sport routine and learn french
Do you smoke, do drugs or drink lots of alcohol? If you do one or all of these, best to stop and as from now, Legion or no Legion.
The contract in Sweden will be between 9-11 months depending on where I get located.
I’m going to do what will be translated into English straight from Swedish (shooting solider) I don’t understand what they’ve specialized in but it’s a basic education.
I don’t drink, smoke or take any drugs.
Thank you for your reply
 
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Zun join the Swedish Army. You will have no language problems and attempt to specialise in what interests you.

It is many years since I served but the Swedish Jaegers were on the ball.

Welcome to this forum and good luck whatever you do.
I’m going through basic training in (shooting solider) if I translate it straight from Swedish, not sure what it means. You got any clue?
Thank you for your reply
 
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Thanks for allowing us to call you Zun :coffee: And welcome to the forum.
How old are you? I think that up to now Le Petit Caporal has given the best advice.
I just turned 20. Yes I agree Le Petit Caporal his advice makes sense, most likely I will do so.
Thank you for your reply.
 
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Join your Swedish Army find out for yourself. EVERY Army has good soldiers and special forces. Maybe you can´t be be special forces in your own Army. The Legion is not some special Army . Jungle training i think TOP
You think that if I would stay let’s say 10-20 years in the Legion or the Swedish army and apply to special forces that I will get better training in which? Or it’s most likely the same?
Thank you for your reply!
 
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Hello and welcome Zun!
Search button and lurking through old threads will give a tone of info - because all of the questions have been asked over the years, and answered. If you post a question, you will get feedback , all sorts of it actually (as you can see).
I agree with posts in which you are advised to try Swedish armed forces first and then LLE.
Swedish army is not the Legion, but I'm sure they know their job!
It will give you a taste of military life and basic skills. France is far and expensive for a wasted trip.
Time in the Swedish army could be used to learn french language - that would give you an edge over other candidates.
See you around Zun!
Thank your very much for your tip!
 
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You think that if I would stay let’s say 10-20 years in the Legion or the Swedish army and apply to special forces that I will get better training in which? Or it’s most likely the same?
Thank you for your reply!
regardless of which army you serve in, i would say that if you are about your 5 year mark and you ask to go special forces and your OC says no then forget it.
 
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the guys who i knew who passed SAS selection were mature soldiers at least 5 years service. one was much longer. a Sgt on applying and passed but was a special soldier. I had the honour of having him as an instructor for a course.
 

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