Rs 510.107.0 Service Regulations Of The Swiss Army (Rs 04) Of 22 June 1994

Original Language Title: RS 510.107.0 Règlement de service de l’armée suisse (RS 04) du 22 juin 1994

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510.107.0 service regulations of the Swiss (RS 04) of 22 June 1994 (Status January 1, 2015) the federal Council Swiss Army, under art. 150, al. 2, of the Act of 3 February 1995 on the army and military administration, stops: Chapter 1 Introduction 1 purpose the service regulations: a. establishes general principles of command, instruction and education as well as the market; (b) defines the rights and duties of the military; c. gives basic information and provides information on the linkages between the different areas important for the military.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

2 scope the service regulation a binding directive for all military value during the time of service, whether it's service instruction, service support or active service as well as for conscripts during recruitment. It is applicable by analogy to the service for the promotion of peace; the annex is also applicable.
Apart from the time of service, the service regulations applies to the military as they have to perform duties of service or when they wear the uniform.
For military personnel, the service regulations is applicable during the service. Outside, it applies when must be performed the duties of service or when the uniform is worn.
The service applies to members of the Service of the Red Cross in the same manner as in the military.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

3 definitions military is whoever is recruited and declared fit for service is military until his release from the obligation to serve. Is also considered as one who is part of the military personnel.
Types of services: a. training includes a particular commitment in schools and training courses, courses, exercises and reports; b. promotion of peace service is voluntary recruitment into international operations of peacekeeping operations, on the basis of a mandate of the United Nations (UN) or the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE); c. support service is the commitment to assist civilian to perform tasks of national importance when civilian assets are no longer sufficient to increase the State of readiness of the army and to provide assistance to a foreign country disaster; d. active service is the commitment in the service of national defence to repel a threat from outside and order to oppose serious internal threats.

The service time is that during which the military are serving. It begins with the beginning of the journey of service entry and ends at the end of the journey that follows the dismissal. It includes working time, rest time and free time. Are considered as free time out and leave.
For practical reasons, this regulation of service makes use of masculine forms such as "the individual", "military", "the Commander". These designations are valid for the female soldiers as well as male.

New wording of the sentence according to the c. of o. from 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

Chapter 2 principles the Confederation Swiss makes every effort to ensure peace and safeguard the freedom and democratic order. In the event of conflict, it intends to defend its territory, protect its people and their livelihoods. It engages actively in favour of peace as well as for a world respectful of human dignity.
Security policy must ensure peace in our country and the broader sovereignty. The Switzerland undertake all appropriate steps to achieve this goal and it cooperates closely with the international community.
To carry out its tasks security policy, the Switzerland has the following instruments: foreign policy, the army, the protection of the population, economic policy, the supply of the country, the protection of the State and the police as well as the information and communication.
In the context of the security policy, the army plays a decisive role.

4Mission of the army the army's mission is: a. to contribute to the prevention of war and the preservation of the peace; b. to defend the Switzerland and protect its population; c. to provide its contribution to the advancement of peace at the international level; d. to provide assistance to civil authorities when their resources are not enough, serious threats to homeland security but also including disaster in Switzerland or abroad.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

5Obligation to perform military service our army is organized according to the principle of militia. It is based on the principle of the obligation for all Swiss citizens to perform military service. The Swiss can also commit to serve on a voluntary basis.

New content according to ch. I O of 3 Dec 4. 2010, in force since 1 Jan. 2011 (2010 5971 RO).

6 subordination of the military to civil power according to the constitution and the law, the army is subordinate to the civil power. The executive authority and managerial supreme to which it is subject is the federal Council. Are excepted the decisions which, by the constitution or the law, under the jurisdiction of the Federal Assembly.

7 swearing in the event of active service in the event of active service, military manifested their willingness to fulfil their duty in taking oath.
During the taking of oath, a member of a civil authority or a commanding officer representing the federal Council.
The representative of the federal Council or the Commander of the troop to swear reads the message of the federal Council that motivates the active service.
Then the representative of the federal Council pronounced the formula of the oath, repeated sentence by sentence by the troupe to swear.
One who is not sworn undertakes a promise.

8 oath/promise "I swear / I promise: - to serve the Swiss Confederation with all my strength to courageously defend the rights and freedom of the Swiss people; - to fulfill my duty, at the cost of my life if necessary; - to remain faithful to my troop and my classmates; - the rules of the law of Nations in time of war. ''

Chapter 3 conduct and command Section 1 principles of command 9 command Commander means directing the action of subordinates to achieve a common goal.
The results obtained by military training are more than the sum of individual benefits. The military command assumes in particular need to know convince everyone to commit all its forces in carrying out common mission, even at the cost of his life, if necessary, in the event of real commitment.

10 conducted by entrusting missions leaders define goals. They leave their subordinates the greatest possible freedom with respect to the means to be implemented. This freedom is limited by the need for cohesion of all.

New content according to ch. I O of 3 Dec 4. 2010, in force since 1 Jan. 2011 (2010 5971 RO).

11 reflection and commitment lead entrusting missions requires from superiors, courage, confidence and respect for the freedom of action of subordinates.
This way to control subordinates requires active thinking, independence and initiative in the service of the mission.

New content according to ch. I O of 3 Dec 4. 2010, in force since 1 Jan. 2011 (2010 5971 RO).

12 liability superiors bear the responsibility to give full-time missions consistent with the situation. They fix missions after in measuring the consequences. In this perspective, they take into account the abilities of their subordinates.
The Chief may involve subordinates in the preparation of its decisions. However, these are his sole responsibility.
Senior control that the goals are met.
Superiors are responsible for the well-being and safety of their subordinates. They are not running unnecessary risks.
Subordinates, at all levels, also bear responsibility. They are responsible to accomplish a mission, in the context of freedom of action, which was granted.

13 discipline reach its objectives requires that all members of the same formation act in a disciplined manner. Discipline means that the military aims firstly to the fulfillment of the joint mission by giving the best of himself and moves to second place his desires and his personal interests.
Discipline reaches its optimum efficiency when it combines independence and initiative.

14 information in order to achieve their training goals, subordinates must know the intention of their superior. The head captures so every auspicious occasion to inform them. Whenever this is possible, he made known the reflections that led him to his decision. This information is all the more important that the superior has the independence and the spirit of initiative of each of his subordinates.

Subordinates shall spontaneously inform their head of events which may be important for the performance of their mission. This information is especially necessary when their technical and specialized knowledge may be critical to the success of the training.
Each Member strives to acquire the information important for the fulfilment of its mission.

15 communication tasks to training are often difficult and complex. They cannot be controlled if the members of this Panel were order to inform permanently on their work. Regular communication contributes decisively to that everyone can identify with its mission and one of its best. Between superior and subordinate, it creates this trust which allows, when time and circumstances are difficult to drive through short orders.

16 the example value order requires the authority. It results from the personal and technical superior credibility. They drive in the first place by their personal example. They are a model of discipline and commitment and to have an educational effect on their subordinates.

New wording of the sentence according to the c. of o. from 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

17 spirit of body work superiors and subordinates come together in mutual respect. They trust each other and undertake together to enhance esprit de corps and ability to work of their training. Know that we can count on the other facilitates the performance of his duties and the success of the joint mission.

Section 2 Structures of 18 hierarchy of training command army is articulated in training and organized hierarchically. The formations can be composed on the basis of their mission. Reports of subordination can in this respect change.
The formations of different levels are designated as follows (in ascending hierarchical order): team, group, section, unit (company, battery, column, flight), troupe (wing, group, battalion, command) body, great unit (brigade, application training, territorial region).

2-3 phrases introduced by the c. of o. from 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
New content according to ch. I O of 3 Dec 4. 2010, in force since 1 Jan. 2011 (2010 5971 RO).

19 command the command organisation organization establishes relations of subordination. It affects the success of the conduct of the troupe.
The Commander of a training is the superior of all soldiers embedded in this formation, including those that him are temporarily subordinated.
All members should know who they are subordinated; They also need to know how responsibilities are set.

20 chain of command the chain of command flows from the command organisation. It connects the different levels of command, without omitting none.
Orders, information, proposals and requests through the chain of command. Communications for the mutual information or the establishment of direct relations are not related to the chain of command.
Hierarchical technical service exist in parallel with the hierarchical path of the command.
When the time is missing or that other reasons necessary to not respect the chain of command, will be informed to the faster omitted instances.
For all questions and personal affairs, the Member may apply directly to his command, to the troop physician or chaplain.

21 orders and obedience the superior and the command aid it has appointed have the right and the duty to issue relating to the business of service orders. Subordinates are obliged to obey these orders.
The upper ensures that orders are executed, whether the orders given by himself or by higher bodies.
The superior respect areas of responsibility of subordinates and does not restrict them without compelling reason.
Military personnel working in a particular area have the competence to give orders for as much as the execution of their mission requires. This applies particularly for: a. teachers against their students; b. technical superiors with respect to their technical subordinates; c. the military bodies and control police, for the immediate implementation of their missions.

If the superior and his replacement are lacking, the fittest member immediately took command, until the time when the Commander in Chief takes other provisions.
A subordinate who did not understand what is expected of him seeks the necessary explanations.
When a new order contradicts a previous order, the subordinate makes his superior attention to this contradiction. It runs however the new order if his superior maintains.
Subordinates may, if necessary, derogate from the orders received when the circumstances have significantly changed since the last data of orders, liaison with the superior is broken and it is not conceivable to wait for new orders. However, they always act according to the intention of their superior and inform it as soon as possible.

New term according to ch. I O of 3 Dec 4. 2010, in force since 1 Jan. 2011 (2010 5971 RO).

Section 3 the troupe and executives 22 ranks and grades according to training army and their function, the military are stored in a hierarchical order comprising a number of grades.
Equality of rank, the pecking order is determined based on seniority or equal seniority, based on date of birth.
The command organization and hierarchical order must not necessarily match. Superiors may be subordinated to lower military rank.
Soldiers senior in rank that do not have as leaders lack the power to order in the sphere of competence of others. On the other hand, they have the right and the duty to give orders to restore military order breaches of it.
The grades of the troupe are: Rookie, soldier, was appointed, appointed Chief.
Officers and NCOs are army officers.
The ranks of non-commissioned officers are: corporal, Sergeant, Staff Sergeant Sergeant major, senior NCOs fourrier, sergeant-major Chief warrant officer non-commissioned officer, warrant officer staff, adjutant, Chief Warrant Officer.
Grades of officers are: lieutenant, first lieutenant Captain major captains junior officers, senior officers Lieutenant-Colonel, colonel brigadier, divisional generals, corps commander general commander in Chief of the army new content according to the c. of o. from 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

23 non-commissioned officers non-commissioned officers are higher in direct contact with the troupe. According to their rank, they can drive groups, be close collaborators of Heads of section and the Commander or be engaged in headquarters or as specialists.
NCOs have their own sphere of competence and responsibility. They are in particular responsible for investigation in weapons, gear, and vehicles as well as education.
The heads appointed exercising functions of non-commissioned officers are part of executives.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
New wording of the sentence according to the c. of o. from 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

24 officers officers bear the responsibility of command, training and education as well as the engagement of the formations.
Officers conduct training at the section level. They can be engaged in headquarters and meet, as specialists, with specific missions.
Non-commissioned officers, the leaders appointed the appointed and soldiers having special technical knowledge can if necessary be entrusted with functions of officer corresponding and be appointed specialist officer.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

25 commanders commanders leading formations from the unit level and commitment to education.
They are responsible for the availability of basic and operational availability of their formations.
They ensure that their subordinates are informed comprehensively on security policy and national defence.
Commanders describe as executives and the troupe.
Commanders planning the succession of executives and examine candidates who enter into account.
They have disciplinary authority.
Commanders also perform the tasks outside the service related to their command.

New expression according to the c. of o. from 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729). It was taken into account this mod. throughout the text.

26 members of staff officers of the general staff, heads of Department and the other command inputs are members of the staffs. They support their commanders in the conduct and they oversee the execution of the orders given.

They receive from their commanders of specific skills. Within the granted responsibilities, they act on their own initiative and enact directives and orders they deem essential. They direct technical training and control the availability of basic and technical and material training readiness.
General staff officers lead the staff work in the staffs of large units.

Military 27Personnel military personnel include military professionals (career officers), non-commissioned officers career and professional soldiers and the contractual military personnel (officers contractual contractual and contractual soldiers).
Military personnel is assigned to the areas of instruction, education, command and commitment.
In schools, career officers and non-commissioned career officers bear the responsibility of instruction and education as well as the command. They may be assisted by contractual personnel and specialized teachers.
Officers are mainly educated by career officers and contract officers, non-commissioned officers and the troupe by career NCOs and contractual NCOs.
Military personnel who is incorporated as other personnel in headquarters and units performs his military service under the same conditions as other members.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

Section 4 the unit and its 28 frames the unit (company, Squadron, battery, column) is, as a general rule, the commitment and social life of the military community.
The unit is composed, as a general rule, several sections. These are subdivided into several groups.
The esprit de corps of executives is crucial for the unit.

29th unit NCOs NCOs of unity corporals leading groups in areas defined technical services.
Sergeants are the group leaders. They are responsible for the availability of basic and operational availability of their group.
The sergents-chefs are the substitutes of the section chiefs.
Sergeants are technical NCOs and specialists in particular areas of technical services.
On order from his commander, fourrier as a fourrier of unit, head of the commissariat of the unit. It is in particular responsible for: a. accounting; b. of the ordinary of the troupe; c. the cantonments.

On the orders of his commander, sergeant-major Chief, as the sergeant-major unit, conducts important sectors of the market. It is in particular responsible for: a. control of staff; b. domestic service; c. storage and maintenance of equipment and ammunition; d. Organization of cantonments of the troupe.

Warrant officer NCO is the logistics section chief or the head of the section of piquet crash.
Fourrier of unit, the unit sergeant major, the logistics section chief and the Chief of the section of piquet crash are direct employees of the unit commander.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

30 junior officers of unity junior officers are the closest officers of the troupe. They lead their section by their example personal and commitment, they share the hardships and dangers with their troupe.
They are responsible for the availability of basic and operational availability of their sections to the commitment.
They lead the training and education of their section.
By order of their Commander, they fulfil specific tasks.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

31 unit commander unit commander led his unit to the commitment and the statement.
He is responsible for the availability of basic and operational availability to the commitment of its unity.
It encourages and strengthens confidence and esprit de corps of the unit. It is also responsible for the complete information of his unit.
He took care of his subordinates. They may apply at any time to their Commander, even outside periods of service.

Chapter 4 training and military education training and military education aim to prepare the military for war and control of other crisis situations. The training and education are generally concomitant. The instruction has aimed at the acquisition of skills and know-how. Education seeks to influence behaviour and transmit moral values.
The training and education must enable executives and the troupe to perform their service even if they are under heavy pressure. The requirements are therefore high. They must sometimes push the individual to the limits of its forces. A high level of education, as well as the good results obtained during common tests, reinforce the confidence that each can have its own abilities and support he can expect from his comrades and superiors.
Military training and education are also a form of adult education. They are based on mutual respect that should characterize relations between teachers and their students. Superiors and teachers encourage initiative in work and care to put at the disposal of students from the favourable framework conditions. Responsibility and the active collaboration of students contribute decisively to the success.
Military and civilian knowledge complement. Our army of militia often relies on the knowledge acquired in the civil life of the military; on the other hand, there are many soldiers who, in their civil activities, enjoy the experiences and knowledge gained during their military service.

32But training and military education military education and education are designed to make the military capable of fulfilling the tasks entrusted to them, in time of war or other crisis situation, even at the cost of their lives.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

33Instruction and education military individual training and military education develop and strengthen in the military: a. discipline, but also the ability to act independently, by demonstrating leadership. Discipline and autonomy are behaviours which should complement each other in carrying out military missions; b. the faculty to integrate in the training and collaborate; c. good resistance capacity.

Military training gives the military knowledge and know-how and taught him a skill that it must learn to use even in harsh conditions.
Military education consolidates the behaviour essential to the life of any military community, such as: a. the camaraderie; b. confidence in command; c. the action consistent with the training mission.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

34 statement of training individual military training leads to the statement of training. Smaller formations are the group, section and unit. They are, in fact, the communities of commitment. They fill their largest training missions.
The statement must allow trained: a. complete successfully the tasks entrusted to them, even in difficult conditions; b. to effectively collaborate with other formations.

The skills acquired by the military during the individual statement are put into practice during training instruction that requires a lot of executives. The intensity of the commitment of the troupe may therefore vary.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

35. the statement during the various services the military service in times of relative peace are largely of instruction services. Among these, there are schools of recruits, schools of frameworks, repetition courses and frameworks courses.
Soldiers and superiors receive their basic training in the schools of recruits and frames; It consists in an individual training and instruction in training of the lower levels.
Repeat courses and frameworks courses serve to refresh and to complement the knowledge and know-how specific to the various functions of the military. However, training exercises and collaboration of different technical services constitute the main element of repeat courses. Executives and the troupe must complete the tasks in conditions as close as possible to reality.
In the event of service promotion of peace, service support and active service also, education and individual education and training are in-depth based on commitment.
When all services, training of executives is an important condition for the success of the troop training.
An identity check must be performed at the beginning of each service.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

Introduced by the c. of o. from 19 nov. 2014, in force since 1 Jan. 2015 (2014 4341 RO).

36responsabilite during the training and education career officers and career NCOs are responsible for instruction, education and command recruits schools and senior schools. They form before all executives of militia and provide their support in command, training and education during practical service activities. They may be assisted by contractual personnel and specialized teachers.
The Commander of troop bears the overall responsibility at frameworks and courses of repetition in the service of promoting peace, support service or active service. The training and education obligations here to executives of militia, who may be assisted by military personnel and by specialized teachers.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

37 successful education the success of education requires goals clear, known prior to the military to investigate.
To achieve the goals set, should be given to the military to educate the greatest possible personal responsibility.
Intensive training to acquire a know-how course. The drill is necessary there where it is necessary to acquire reflexes, in particular to control weapons and devices.
One who quickly reached the goals of education can help educate classmates.
One who does not reach the goals of education in the limits is encouraged by special measures. The commanding officer may direct that an extra instruction is provided outside the General hours of work.

38 Evaluation of the success of education teachers have task to check regularly the level of instruction. Superiors assess the results by visits to the troupe and inspections. If these checks reveal an insufficient level, further training measures must be ordered.
To educate military personnel have the right to know the assessment of their work. Instructors inform them of the results of their checks, if possible in an interview. This talk aims to improve the quality of the work.

39 visits to troop troupe visits allow commanders to form an opinion of the State of mind of the troupe, the level of education and the operation of the service; they are also used them to know better their frameworks.
The superior may announce his visit to target troop commander; However, the work of executives and the troupe plans must not be modified.
Upper expressed its findings to the Commander to which he paid visit.
Department heads can, on the orders of their Commander, visits to the troupe, including to control technical training.

40 inspections inspections should allow commanders to control the level of education and the availability of basic and the operational availability of the training. Superiors may carry out inspection alone or load their staff to inspect specific technical areas.
The Inspector has the troupe and decides what it wants to inspect. It evaluates the work and made the result of the inspection frameworks and the troupe.

Chapter 5 service market military life takes place in a community that cannot be chosen freely. The living conditions are often characterized by restricted spaces and a rudimentary environment. The private sphere is reduced, habits and individual desires hold little place.
It is essential that the daily military activity be subject of precise rules. These are likely to reduce the uncertainties and conflicts.
Expected of every soldier that it integrates willingly in this community. It will have to put his personal desires; It will respects his comrades and will assist the weakest.
Punctuality, precision and cleanliness are essential for the operation of the service. The military takes care of its equipment and facilities; It respects the environment in which it is located.
The market requires executives and the troupe disciplined behaviour. But it is also essential that each perform its own work required. Orders are less necessary when each fulfills his duty in an autonomous way.
To be effective the statement and commitment to be successful, the market must be free of friction.

41 by service market, defines the Organization of everyday life to military training.
The market requirements are applicable to instruction services. In the service of promoting peace, the support service and active service, the service market is adapted to the situation of the moment.

New wording of the sentence according to the c. of o. from 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

Section 1 daily life in military service 42 housing and subsistence the troupe is housed in barracks, barracks, underground facilities, the makeshift shelters, in the bivouac or homestay.
Executives and the cast are generally housed separately. It is the same for men and women.
For the duration of the service, any military has right to subsistence. Depending on the situation and the mission, subsistence may be distributed unevenly.

43 Community domain and output RADIUS community area includes the facilities, buildings and premises used by the troupe.
For service reasons, the Commander may define a radius of output that cannot be left without permission. Operating instruction, foregone usual to set a radius of output.

44 work programme fixed Commander the conduct of activities in a work programme.
The work programme also serves the General information of the troupe.

45 General daily the general daily order may be issued by the commanding officer to reduce the content of the programmes of work or the orders of the day.
It fixes details daily and repetitive walking of unity, such as hours of work, meal service, reports and visiting the sick.

46 agenda the agenda fixed for each day of service all the day-to-day activities of the troupe. It must be accessible to all members of the relevant training. It must be modified only exceptionally.
It is possible to issue the order of the day when the indications contained in the programme of work or the daily General are sufficiently complete and accessible to everyone.

47 service, working time, rest and free time duty time includes the duration of military service. It begins with the beginning of the journey of service entry and ends at the end of the journey that follows the dismissal.
The service consists of work, rest and leisure time.
Working time begins in principle to the diane and ends with the principal or call in the evening.
The rest is a time of recovery. It may be imposed.
Free time, means the exit and leave.
The Commander may order that one or other members of his unit is compelled to work extra, necessary for the service outside normal working time. For such work, the Commander chooses including the military who have been less engaged or who have shown a commitment.

48 resumption of work resumption of work begins with the strength control. Ready to be committed training is advertised to the Commander. This can then inform the troupe on the aims and conduct of upcoming activities.

49 recovery by restoration, means all activities that ensure that the troupe returned to its state of availability.
It includes the Park service and the domestic service.
The unit commander fixed responsibilities and ordered checks required.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

50 Park service Park service includes maintenance of personal weapons, the weapons, ammunition, vehicles and machinery as well as of the balance of the material.
Care for animals of army, as well as maintenance of the stables, boxes and aviaries, are also part of the Park service.
The Park service is controlled by executives.

51 domestic service the domestic service includes maintenance of personal equipment, delivered equipment for personal and body care and cleaning of the cantonments.
Each Member is responsible for completeness, maintenance and availability for the commitment of his personal equipment and material that was handed to him. It performs its domestic service in an autonomous way in the time allotted.
Domestic service is led by Sergeant-major Chief. For controls, the latter provides the support of additional frameworks, in accordance with the unit commander.

New content according to ch. I O of 3 Dec 4. 2010, in force since 1 Jan. 2011 (2010 5971 RO).
New content according to ch. I O of 3 Dec 4. 2010, in force since 1 Jan. 2011 (2010 5971 RO).
New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

52 main appeal


The main appeal means that the troupe has completed his daily activities and recovery. The unit gathers in full, with the exception of the detached and sick.
The appeal takes place before free evenings and above leave of unity.
The unit commander may order another form of liberation deposit.

53 exit Commander fixed hours of output in the general daily order or in the order of the day.
There is, in principle, no time limit for executives. The captain sets limitations and controls if any.
The time of local police must be respected by all members.
The commanding officer may limit the length and radius of output or order the rest where special reasons so require: high degree of preparation, effort required of the troupe, advanced diane.
Output, the military uniform of output. The Commander may authorize exceptions.
Output, it is forbidden to drive motor vehicles private. The Commander may authorize exceptions.

54 call of the evening the evening call puts an end to the working day and the exit for recruits, soldiers and appointed them as well as for executives appointed if they are not part of the framework. After the call of the evening, it is forbidden to leave the cantonment without permission.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

55 leave means leave general free time more a day ordered for the bulk of the military following a course of instruction.
General leave of longer duration means general leave over three days during or between basic education services. The head of the army sets the period and duration of General leave of longer duration and enacts guidelines for the administrative details of General leave of longer duration.
Means individual leave free time granted by the competent Commander on a personal application. The commanding officer may grant individual leaves when compelling reasons are invoked or, in all other cases, these leaves do not hinder the proper functioning of the service and that the military benefits of the applicant are considered sufficient.
A general or general leave of longer duration corresponds to an individual leave: a. when it coincides with an individual leave; b. when it precedes or immediately follows an individual leave and that the military does not reach the troupe between the general or general longer leave and personal leave.

When on leave and returning from leave, the military is the holding of output. The Commander may order exceptions. Civilian clothing are allowed on leave. The change of dress in public is prohibited.
The federal Department of defence, protection of the population and sports (DDPS) may enact specific rules for certain occasions.

New content according to ch. III 1 of O of 9 nov. 2005, in force since 1 Jan. 2006 (RO 2005 5099).
Introduced by c. 1 of the appendix to O on August 19, 2009, in force since 1 Jan. 2010 (2009 4291 5887 RO).
New content according to ch. III 1 of O of 9 nov. 2005, in force since 1 Jan. 2006 (RO 2005 4291 5099).
Introduced by ch. II of O's on June 1, 2012, in force since July 1, 2012 (RO 2012 3415).
New name according to the ACF from 19 Dec. 1997 (unpublished). It was taken into account this mod. throughout the text.

56 advice and assistance the military can apply directly to their commanding officer, to the troupe, to the chaplain or social Service doctor of the army for questions or personal affairs.
If necessary, the military receive spiritual, medical, psychological and social assistance.
Commander organizes assistance, guidance medical, psychological or social as well as spiritual assistance by appealing to specialists.
In the difficulties and distress, the military helping in any camaraderie.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

57 language upper is expressed as far as possible in the language of the subordinate. The formations where we speak several languages, uses the literary language.

Section 2 uniform, presentation, Hi, announces 58 uniform and uniform presentation is the expression of belonging to the army. Anyone who wears the uniform represents the troupe and it is therefore required to observe correct presentation and behavior. Including hair must be clean and neat; long hair should not float on shoulders. Hair and jewelry and piercings should neither interfere with the activities of the service nor compromise the personal security. The DDPS can adjust the details of the presentation when the uniform is worn.
Weapons, ancillary services and training have specific distinctive signs.
It is forbidden to wear clothing, badges or other objects which are not regulatory.
The DDPS rule wearing the uniform outside service hours.

New content according to ch. I O of 3 Dec 4. 2010, in force since 1 Jan. 2011 (2010 5971 RO).
New content according to ch. II 2 of O from nov 28. 2014, in force since 1 Jan. 2015 (2014 4493 RO).

59 Hi and announcement military forms of politeness are the expression of the integration in the military community and in its organization.
One that caters to a superior or the one who a superior is welcome and promises. If the partners know each other by name, salvation is sufficient.
In addition, military salute in circumstances where they would do in civilian life.
Training salute superiors. It was announced to senior or supervisory bodies formations and installations.
The isolated member is required to salute: a. flags and deployed banners; b. when sounds the Swiss national anthem or a foreign national anthem during an official event.

In some occasions, such international competitions, official ceremonies and receptions, military forms may be subject to specific rules.
The civil politeness rules must be observed when there is no adequate military forms.

Section 3 emblems and military ceremonial 60 meaning of symbols and ceremonies cohesion between members of training is the essential condition for the accomplishment of tasks and control of the dangers of military life. The symbols and military ceremonies reinforce the feeling of this membership and express it both internal as external.

61 emblems emblems, the flag or the standard of training represent the fate of training community. They also symbolize the Confederation and that it is to defend.
Training take their emblem after the entry to the service and make it with the dismissal.
The emblem is carried by the standard-bearer on important occasions. It represents the training.
Warrant officer of the staff of the battalion or the Group staff is the standard-bearer.

Introduced by the c. of o. from 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

62 ceremonies and military events military ceremonies are simple and worthy. They manifest the cohesion of the troupe, internally and to the outside.
Decision-making and delivery of emblems, promotion ceremonies, as well as the swearing during an active service are of particular importance. On some occasions, it is possible to organize other military ceremonies.
The military events such as open days and parades are arranged in a simple and appropriate.

Chapter 6 pastoral care, religious services, funerals, testament to the service, the military are subjected to unusual stress; they are also faced with bonds out of the ordinary. Commitment - in particular the fight - can push them up to their extreme limits. Violence threatens every moment in their bodies and in their lives. For their part, they also use force; This use of force is justified by the need to deal with the threat. Instruction periods and in the engagement, it will take into account therefore, as far as possible, the need for spiritual and religious assistance.
Remembered here a requirement of the rule of law and a rule of camaraderie: belief, every Member must observe with respect to others the same respect he expects of others.

63 respect due military religions respect the faith of others. They avoid anything that could hurt the religious sentiments of their classmates or the population.
Sundays and religious feast days, the troupe takes account of Sunday rest of the population. This rule is also valid in the undertaking, provided that the mission and the situation permit.

64 spiritual assistance members are entitled to pastoral care. For this purpose, they can apply directly to the chaplain.
Spiritual assistance is the responsibility of Roman Catholic and Protestant chaplains. The members of other confessions and religions may also apply to them if the conditions do not allow them to obtain assistance from their own spiritual adviser.
Chaplains advise commanders for all matters concerning chaplaincy. They exercise their activity Advisor without interference of the troop commanders.

In the difficulties and distress, soldiers helping each other in a spirit of camaraderie.

65 religious services Sunday from service and religious holidays, or the day before, the troupe celebrates its own religious offices in general. These offices are organized in common or by confession.
When no religious service is organised these days there, the possibility should be given to attend a civil religious office, insofar as the exigencies of the service permit.
Chaplains have the possibility of holding a religious service on weekdays, especially during the course without service Sunday.
When chaplains are celebrating a religious office during the service, members of other denominations or religions are allowed to attend civilian religious service corresponding to their beliefs, provided that it be celebrated instead of parking lot or nearby and that the market would allow. Members who want to attend to military religious service or other civilian religious service are provided. They may, however, be obliged to work in connection with the service.

66 funeral soldiers died in service are entitled to a military funeral insofar as this corresponds to their wishes. If the latter cannot be determined, they are loved ones who decide.
For the Organization of the military funeral, it will take into account the wishes of relatives and local customs.
Special measures are planned for the time of war.

67. the testament of the soldier who is unable to make a regular will, due to war or other extraordinary circumstances, has the right to establish a testament of emergency. The following clauses do that render most of the provisions of the Swiss civil code (art. 503, 506-508).
The testament of the soldier made orally in the presence of two witnesses. Parents in direct line, the brothers and sisters and their spouses, as well as the spouse of the testator may not be witnesses. Witnesses, relatives in direct line, siblings, as well as the spouses of all these persons should not be included in the testamentary dispositions.
Witnesses challenge immediately, in writing and signed, the testament of the soldier to a judicial authority or forward it to an officer of the rank of captain at least.
If it is possible, then, to establish a regular will, the testament of the soldier loses its validity 14 days after the restoration of the regular conditions.
Commanders inform military personnel early enough on the provisions relating to the will of the soldier.

RS 210 new content of the sentence according to the c. of o. from 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

Chapter 7 powers of the troupe police and guard service Section 1 powers of police of troop 68 principle the troupe has the police powers necessary for the performance of its tasks. Details sets the order of 26 October 1994 on the powers of the military police. The following figures give only the essential points.

RS 510.32 new content of the sentence according to the c. of o. from 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

69 scope statement service, offers troop of police powers enabling it to dismiss the dangers involving its own security and restore disrupted order.
A commitment, the powers of police of the troupe are also extended that requires it the completion of the mission.

70 principle of proportionality police coercive measures are used for the protection of people, property and rights. They are applied only to the extent required by the rights to be protected.

71 police coercive measures coercive police measures are the following: a. away and away from people; b. stop people and check their identity; c. ask them; d. rummage them; e. control objects; f. proceed receivers; g. provisionally keep people under arrest; h. exercise physical; i constraints. resorting to weapons.

72 use of firearms in the context of police powers, the firearm can, if other means are insufficient, be used as a last resort by the Member: a. in self-defence: to repel an illegal dangerous attack on physical integrity or his life or that of another person. The use of the firearm is permissible only insofar as the infringement has already begun or that it is imminent. The defense against this attack must be adapted to the circumstances; b. to necessity: to save his life or physical integrity or that of another person to an imminent danger that cannot be discarded otherwise. There is not necessity when the danger was caused or where it can expect from the person in danger that it abandons its rights; c. to complete a mission protection or custody as long as the rights to be protected so warrant and provided that the orders of superiors meet legal bases.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

Section 2 custody Service 73 Mission Guard protects the troupe, its equipment and its facilities against attacks or depredations. The guard can be charged to protect persons and civilian facilities as part of a commitment to the army.

74 position and powers of the guard the guard is a military police body. It has the powers of police of the troupe. Each is required to obey its orders.
The guard is directly subordinated to the Commander who issued the order of commitment for the daycare. Except as otherwise provided, the Guard Commander receives order for this Commander, guard team of the Commander of the guard.
In principle, the guard service is carried out with the loaded gun. The DDPS rule details.

New content according to ch. I O of 3 Dec 4. 2010, in force since 1 Jan. 2011 (2010 5971 RO).

75Ordre of commitment for the order of commitment for the daycare daycare rule in detail the mission, the rights and duties of the guard. On the basis of the legal requirements, it lays down in particular the use of firearms and the use of means of coercion below the threshold for the use of the firearm.
Members of the guard are educated with regard to the order of commitment for the daycare, before taking their service.
Any military guard must know the order of commitment for the daycare and follow him. If in doubt, it asked for clarification before taking his service.

New content according to ch. I O of 3 Dec 4. 2010, in force since 1 Jan. 2011 (2010 5971 RO).

76 responsibility guard is subject to high requirements. Every guard member is personally liable to fulfill the mission entrusted to him.
In the Babysitting service, a small number of military personnel is responsible for the security of all. Therefore, daycare is a military mission of special importance. Caution offences are particularly serious.

Chapter 8 rights and duties Section 1 duties 77 fundamental duties personnel have a duty to serve the Swiss Confederation and to respect the constitution. They should engage all their forces to accomplish their tasks and collaborate with other members in a spirit of camaraderie. They have a duty to take upon themselves the risks and hazards inherent in military service.
In the case of active service, military affirm their wish to perform these duties by the oath or promise.
Any member is required to respect for human dignity.

78 duties according to the law of Nations in time of war the military must know and abide by the provisions of the law of Nations in time of war.
The basic idea of the right of people in times of war is the protection of victims, of defenceless persons and persons not involved in the conflict, as well as recognized cultural property. Thus, it can attack and destroy what is in direct relation to the pursuit of military objectives. Attacks and destruction must be limited to what is necessary for the execution of the mission.
It is especially forbidden to attack the following persons: a. civilians not involved; b. wounded or sick enemy put hors de combat; c. the enemies who come and prisoners of war; d. medical personnel and chaplains enemy; e. the enemies who save damaged aircraft; f. the negotiators who recognize as such.

The military must be recognizable as regular soldiers wearing the uniform.

79 duties of senior supervisors have a duty to lead their subordinates. They plan, make decisions, divided the tasks and monitor their execution. They bear the responsibility of their command duties.
Superiors shall ensure the well-being of their subordinates.
They don't give any order to offend human dignity.

80 obedience in the service business, the military must obedience to their superiors and other personnel vested with command authority. They must execute orders received from all their forces fully, seriously and in time.

Subordinates does not execute an order when they recognize that it imposes a behaviour punishable by law or the law of Nations in time of war. If they work nevertheless knowingly to such an action, they will have to answer.

80aObligation to justify its identity at the beginning of each service, the military must present the market order, the service record, the identity plate and a valid official identification with photo (passport, identity card or driving licence) for identity verification purposes.

Introduced by the c. of o. from 19 nov. 2014, in force since 1 Jan. 2015 (2014 4341 RO).

81 compliance with the requirements of service members observe and follow the regulations and the requirements of service affecting them.

82 Fellowship members must work together in a spirit of camaraderie. They respect the personality and other military assets and focus assistance in case of distress or danger. The spirit of camaraderie is independent of military ranks, political or religious beliefs, age, sex, language, origin or the colour of the skin.

83 discretion in respect of the private sphere that coming because of its function or its commitment, to know personal information about other people, was held incommunicado. It cannot make use of this information or communicate them only if the mission received demanded, whether there is a legal obligation to provide information or if the person concerned has given his agreement.
Chaplains, doctors and their collaborators and members of military justice are held to professional secrecy. It is the staff of social and psychological assistance of the army and the military judges. Postal secrecy and the secrecy of telecommunications must be respected.

84 the secret backup military members must comply with the provisions relating to the safeguarding of the secret. Service information classified (confidential) or internal or whose content, in view of its importance, is not intended for third parties, must not be disclosed. This obligation of discretion is valid during and out of service time. It remains valid after the end of the obligation to perform military service.
Classified information or to be secret cannot be communicated to those who need to fill a mission received and who underwent a control of security of the person. These members may use or transmit this information when the mission requires.
One who works with information or objects classified or to be kept secret, as well as one that can dispose must guard against their loss and protect them from any examination or use unauthorized third party.

New content according to ch. I O of 3 Dec 4. 2010, in force since 1 Jan. 2011 (2010 5971 RO).
New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

85 obligation to accept a rank or function the army needs a sufficient number of NCOs and officers able to fulfill its mission. The military can therefore be obliged to accept a rank or a particular function. Then, they must perform the services and tasks outside the service corresponding to that grade or this function.
Non-commissioned officers, the leaders appointed the appointed and soldiers having special technical knowledge can if necessary be entrusted with functions of officer corresponding (specialist officers). They then perform the services corresponding to these functions, with the exception of advancement services. They have, during the exercise of their functions, the same rights and the same duties as the officers performing the same function.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

86 duty to maintain the equipment and personal equipment and additional equipment entrusted to the military remain property of the Confederation.
The military must use carefully and appropriately their personal equipment, namely weapons, effects of clothing and luggage, as well as any other army, munitions and facilities equipment.
Members shall, for the duration of the obligation to perform military service, keep in a safe place and protect against loss, damage and destruction, their equipment staff and any other supplementary material entrusted to them. The bolt must be removed from the assault rifle and kept separately.
The equipment must be maintained in good condition. It is forbidden to modify equipment in violation of applicable regulations. Unusable material, damaged or missing, as well as inadequate uniform effects, must be repaired, replaced or exchanged before the entry to the service.
The DDPS rule use out of the equipment service.
It is in principle forbidden to lend equipment. The DDPS decided exceptions.
It is forbidden to sell, pledge or lease equipment.

New content according to ch. I O of 3 Dec 4. 2010, in force since 1 Jan. 2011 (2010 5971 RO).
New content according to ch. I O of 3 Dec 4. 2010, in force since 1 Jan. 2011 (2010 5971 RO).

87 damages liability for damages is based on legal provisions. The following paragraphs summarize the essential points.
That by violating his duties of service by neglect serious or intentionally causes damage to the Confederation is liable for.
The Member is responsible for loss or damage to personal equipment or material entrusted to him during the service. He may be released from this responsibility only if it is able to prove that the damage was not caused by serious negligence on his part or an intentional violation of military obligations.
If no individual responsibility can be determined, the training is responsible for loss or damage to equipment that is surrendered. Coverage of such damage can be done by a restraint on pay. Training bears no responsibility if the person proves that none of its members has caused the damage.
If a military unlawfully causes damage to a third party during a service activity, the Confederation shall bear the compensation for the damage. The injured cannot directly sue the military. The Confederation may, however, turn against the military if it has caused the damage by negligence or intentionally.
In principle, the military must support themselves any damage to their personal property. If damage resulted however from a military accident or is in direct connection with the execution of an order received, the Confederation allocates fair compensation.

88 duties in relation to health and disease the military shall stay physically fit. Contagious diseases or damage to health that may have, service, harmful consequences for health of the Member himself or third parties, must be announced to the doctor's troupe. At the entrance to the service, the announcement shall be made on the occasion of the health inspection of entry.
Members must submit to medical checks and all sanitary measures that may reasonably be required of them. They must also undergo vaccinations and other measures ordered by the federal Council to combat contagious or pernicious diseases or to prevent.
Any intentional act aimed at provoking the inability to service or the inability to use is punishable according to the provisions of the military penal code of 13 June 1927.

New content according to ch. I O of 3 Dec 4. 2010, in force since 1 Jan. 2011 (2010 5971 RO).
RS 321.0 new content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

89 duties out of service assault rifle equipped soldiers and junior officers of the assault rifle equipped troops, must perform the mandatory shots during the duration of their obligation to perform military service. These are organised by civil society of tir. One who does not get the fixed minimum result is summoned to a course for remaining shooters. Anyone who does not perform his mandatory shots must attend a course of shooting for latecomers.
The convening during the shooting for latecomers is made by posters. No running order is sent.
Members are required to comply with the obligation to announce. Any changes to personal data, address or occupation shall be communicated, within fifteen days, the section head or the command of district. It should also immediately announce the loss of the service record.
Members who wish to stay for more than twelve months abroad must request a leave for abroad. This request shall be sent to the concerned district command.

The military shall inform in time of date and place of entry into the service. Setting up posters give all relevant information. They have value of convening. That which, fourteen days before entering the service, received no order is required to advertise its commander. One who is not certain of its obligations ascertain from the head section or its commander. One who is not certain to be forced to enter the service ascertain from the head section or district, or his commanding officer command.

New content according to ch. I O of 3 Dec 4. 2010, in force since 1 Jan. 2011 (2010 5971 RO).
New wording of the sentence according to the c. of o. from 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
Phrase introduced by the c. of o. from 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

90 preparatory work for the service entry and dismissal work executives are required to prepare for the service according to the orders of their Commander. They must be able to fulfill their mission as soon as the entry into service.
Commanders may instruct members of their troupe to perform any work necessary to the preparation or completion of the service before input to the service, or after dismissal. The military must also help their Commander, at his request and even outside the service, technical or administrative matters in connection with their formation.

91preparation out of the service, call out service, the military must be prepared to respond at any time to a market order.
Members may be convened to support service or active service. The notice is sent in the form of a personal order or, in specific cases, in an appropriate manner, e.g. by the media.
When a summons to active service, all the military convened training should enter service. If in doubt, they should inquire with the military authority. Training exemptions do not automatically active duty exempt.
Once triggered, the call to active duty is never canceled.
Military or whole trainings can be put Piquet by precautionary measure. In this case, they must take special measures in anticipation of entry into service. They receive in writing the guidelines.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

92 penalties members who fail to fulfil their obligations are punishable. They must answer for their acts including failure to comply with orders or prescriptions or deliberate disruption of the market.
Collective disobedience will be punished with particular severity. He who learns that soldiers refuse to obey or are considering not obey, is obliged to inform the concerned superiors.

Section 2 rights 93 rights fundamental and freedoms when they are serving, members also receive their rights constitutional and legal, especially as regards the protection of personality, freedom of belief and conscience, the right to the free expression of ideas and the exercise of political rights.
Fundamental rights and freedoms are however limitations during the service. They may not exceed what is necessary for the accomplishment of the mission of the army, troop and each Member.

94 protection of the personality and the private members are entitled, the service also, wherever possible, to respect their personality and their private sphere.
Military-related information can be saved when the military legislation. Military in principle have the right to see information about them.
Members are entitled to what personal data contained in the system of personal information of the army, in the service record or other military documents are treated as confidential. It is also especially concerning the information resulting from judgments or decisions by civil or military courts, administrative authorities or organs of command.
In addition, the military have the right to compliance with postal secrecy and privilege doctors and their collaborators as well as chaplains. They are entitled to that Council in social and psychological services personnel comply with secrecy in relation to personal data.
Containers and baggage of the military are also respected. However, in duly substantiated cases, controls may be carried out, wherever possible in the presence of the concerned Member.

95 freedom of belief and conscience freedom of belief and conscience is guaranteed. Its exercise does however not exempt from the obligations of the service and must not adversely affect the operation of the service. The military should not hurt other military or any third party in their ideas or their faith. Denominational peace and respect for different philosophical conceptions must not be disturbed.
During the service, the military have the right to participate in a religious service, insofar as the market permits. The decision rests with the Commander.
When chaplains are celebrating a religious office during the service, members of other denominations or religions are allowed to attend civilian religious service corresponding to their beliefs, provided that it be celebrated instead of parking lot or nearby and that the market would allow. Members who want to attend to military religious service or other civilian religious service are provided. They may, however, be obliged to work in connection with the service.

96 freedom of expression, political rights, political activities, members can express themselves freely, including on questions in connection with the service and the army. Statements must however not hinder the performance of the missions, due obedience to superiors, discipline and esprit de corps of the troupe or disturb the operation of the service.
In service, the military exercise, if possible, their civil rights through early voting or mail.
It is forbidden to military to organise political assemblies, demonstrations and propaganda campaigns whatsoever or to participate, as well as to collect signatures for lists of candidates, popular initiatives, referendums and petitions: a. during the working time and during the time of rest; b. in the sphere of the Community; (c). when they wear the uniform.



New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
Repealed by c. II O 2 of 28 nov. 2014, with effect from 1 Jan. 2015 (2014 4493 RO).

97 exercise of warrants public insofar as the exigencies of the service permit, the military engaged in a public mandate receive leave to participate in the meetings or to perform their official duties.
Members of parliaments and cantonal governments have in principle, at the service of education, right to leave to attend the meetings of their boards.
The members of the Federal Assembly are exempted from service training and support service for the duration of the sessions, the meetings of committees and groups of the Federal houses.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

98 right to information the military have the right to regular information on: a. matters of general interest in relation to the army, the national defence and security policy; b. the conduct of the service and the service market; c. the goals and the results of the statement; d. specific about troop events; e. their assignment under the service.

The content of the information is conditioned by the provisions on the safeguarding of military secrecy and the provisions on the protection of the personality (duty of discretion, confidentiality, data protection).

99 proposals regarding service members have the right to submit to their superior of the proposals relating to the service. They may cover for example the statement, walking service, equipment and weapons. They may relate to the atmosphere prevailing in the troupe.
The superior informs the Member concerned on how he plans to deal with its proposal and its result.
Upper transmits, through the chain of command, the proposals that exceed its jurisdiction.

100 advice and assistance members may, if necessary, receive advice and assistance in matters spiritual, medical, psychological and social. The social service of the army in particular offers its support in personal and financial matters.
The military can apply directly to their commanding officer, to the troupe, to the chaplain or social Service doctor of the army for questions or personal affairs.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

101 right to pay, housing and subsistence as well as special benefits to the service, the military receive a balance; they are housed and fed.

The military receive free equipment of the Confederation.
Sale service, military personnel receive compensation for loss of earnings caused by the service. The rates and methods of calculation are defined by the system of allowances for loss of earnings.
Illness or accidents whose causes are attributable to service, members are entitled to the benefits of the military insurance.
During the service, the use of public transport is the responsibility of the Confederation.
In accordance with the requirements of the position of campaign, members are entitled to the free delivery of letters and packages.
In urgent cases, the military can be achieved by callback procedure via the 'Office Switzerland'.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

Section 3 Legal Protection 102 interview if a Member feels victim of prejudice, it must first seek to settle this conflict with the staff member during a personal interview.

103 personal interview with Commander if the interview cannot take place or if it does not result in a satisfactory outcome, the Member may refer the matter to his commanding officer in a personal interview.
The military is addressing to his supervisor. If the latter is at the origin of the incident, the military approached the superior hierarchical following.
The Commander gave the interview staff as soon as possible. He then gave his notice to the Member, if necessary after investigation or information, and provides information on its intentions.

104Plainte of service members can file a service complaint written when they are convinced to suffer an injustice on the part of a superior military, of another soldier or military authority.
The written service complaint is also possible in cases falling within the authority of command. These cases are military superiors guidelines and the guidelines of federal military authorities and cantonal provisions in the military the military assignment, namely: a. the recruitment decisions; b. dismissal early schools and courses; c. mutations (incorporation, new incorporation, transfer, assignment of functions); d. the allocation of services on mandatory instruction services; e. qualifications and decisions within the framework of the procedure of advancement; f. the appointment to the rank of officer specialist and the withdrawal Service Officer; g. decisions relating to the extension of compulsory military service; h... i. delivery and the withdrawal of the military licence; j. the suspension of service flight or jump parachute; k. delivery or withdrawal of military distinctions; l. missions out of the service having a direct connection with the troupe service; Mr. execution out of the service of disciplinary penalties.

The legal requirements are the art. 36 and 37 of the Federal Act of 3 February 1995 on the army and military administration.
Service complaint is not admissible against orders of creation as well as against decisions related to travel service, advance, voluntary services and exemptions. Against such decisions, it is possible to file a request for reconsideration with the authority which has taken.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
Repealed by Chapter 1 of annex 2 to the O of 21 nov. 2007, with effect from 1 Jan. 2007 (2007 6751 RO).

105 instance of complaint service complaint is addressed to the next higher Commander or, if it is a military authority, that authority. If the recipient of the complaint is not competent to deal with it, he shall immediately forward to the competent authority.
The jurisdiction to adjudicate the complaint belongs to the Commander in Chief directly to the member against whom the complaint is directed. If it is directed against several military, jurisdiction to deal with belongs to their Commander common. If it is directed against a military authority, it is the superior authority who decides.
If the complaint instance participated in the contested decision or there is involved in any way whatsoever, it transmits the service complaint to the immediately higher court. Service complaints against orders submitted for approval are sent to the higher court that gave its approval. The complaints procedure is initiated once given approval.
Disputes over jurisdiction are decided by the higher court common to the parties.

106 times during time of service, service complaints must be filed within five days after which it became aware of the disputed order. This period is ten days out of service.
If the complainant has, within the period allowed to file it, requested a personal interview to his commander, the short time again from this interview.
The period fails to account when the latter begins to run. If the last day of the period is a Saturday, a Sunday or a day official holiday, the time limit will become due the next business day.
The period is considered light when the service complaint is filed the last day of the period with the command of the recipient, or handed over to the guard or a Swiss Post Office.
If the complainant can prove that he was prevented without fault on its part to address the complaint within the time limits, it can still send it in five or ten days after the removal of the obstacle.

107 effect of service complaint service complaint has no suspensive effect. The contested order remains valid until the decision on the complaint and deploys all its effects. If the service complaint is demonstrably justified, the complaint instance can suspend the execution of the contested order.
One who makes a complaint of service or attack a decision thereon cannot be punished or penalized for this reason.

108 procedure the complaint instance or an officer designated by she heard the complainant and the respondent and sheds light on the events. Out of service, the hearing may be replaced by written position papers.
The complainant and the opposing party may take a decision on the results of the survey and propose additional investigations; they can consult all documents relating to the complaint before a decision is taken.
The complainant may be assisted by counsel or be represented as long as the procedure is not delayed in a disproportionate manner.
It must be if possible in five days on the complaints during the service, held in the month for all others.
Decision on the complaint must be briefly substantiated and communicated in writing. It should there be indicated to whom and in what time frame it may be contested.
If the service complaint is admitted completely or partially, the complaint instance takes appropriate measures. It can raise the contested order or edit and give direction to the defendant. If the de facto State against which the complaint has been rightly high can no longer be changed, there is place at least to acknowledge that the complaint of service was founded to satisfy the complainant.
The service complaints procedure is free of charge. It cannot give rise to compensation.

109 challenge to decision on complaint decision on complaint can be challenged, both by the complainant that by the defendant, in writing to the immediately superior court. The decision may be challenged with the DDPS, whose decision is without appeal.
The decisions of the cantonal military authorities may be appealed directly to the DDPS insofar as the law of the canton provides no remedy to the cantonal government.
The decisions of the bodies which have already spoken must be attached to the letter of protest.
The deadline for disputing a decision is ten days from that where the decision was communicated. The new decision must as far as possible taken within ten days, out of service within a month. For the surplus, requirements calculation and the expiry of the deadline (ch. 106, al. 3 to 5), the effect of the complaint service (c. 107) and procedure (Cap. 108, al. 1 to 3 and 5 to 7) shall apply also to a challenge to a decision on complaint.

Chapter 9 military criminal law Chapter 10 final provisions 110Abrogation of the law in force the service regulations of June 27, 1979, of the Swiss Army (RS 80) is repealed.

New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
[RO 1980 16, 1995 170 c. 110 para. 1 a, in the content of 22 June 1994] 111 entry into force the present service regulations enter into force on January 1, 1995.

Schedule 1 repealed by the let ch IV. a to O of 29 oct. 2003, with effect from March 1, 2004 (RO 2003 4541, 2004 943).

State 1 January 2015 Schedule 2 special provisions for the service of promoting peace Section 1 principles the objective of peace-keeping operations is to prevent, curb and put an end to hostilities between various parties to a conflict, or at least, to create favourable conditions for the settlement of a dispute. Peacekeeping operations can be carried out only with the consent of all parties to the conflict.

With staff available, the Switzerland intends to contribute actively to the maintenance and promotion of peace. It collaborates with other States for this purpose.
Registration in the service of promoting peace and the fulfilment of peacekeeping actions are voluntary. The person that looks for promotion of peace service is integrated into a personnel reserve. Persons required for a mission are recruited on this reserve and trained for a concrete commitment. The person who performs a service for the promotion of peace is engaged under a contract under public law.
As a general rule, a mission in the context of peacekeeping operations is based on the mandate of an international organization. This organization sets the status of the personnel engaged with the parties to the conflict. It regulates the modalities of intervention in an agreement concluded with the States which committed staff in the missions.

1 scope of application the regulation of service governs promotion service of peace provided that it is not contrary to the provisions of relevant international partners, to the status of persons in mission and mandate for intervention.
During the service for the promotion of peace, the service regulations apply throughout the service period (duration of service reports). Exceptions are holidays and regulations leave days outside the place of intervention; c. 8, al. 2, is reserved.

2 definitions promoting peace service is carried out by volunteers in the event of peace-keeping operations in an international context. It is a service without a weapon.
Persons who perform a service for the promotion of peace are military.

3 voluntary registration for a peace-keeping operation is voluntary.

4 market requirements for the operation of the service in the service of promoting peace are adapted to the situation of the intervention area.

Section 2 special provisions 5 Command Structure national and international the federal Council decides the participation of Switzerland in the peace-keeping operations. It assumes the liability arising from this decision.
The DDPS is responsible for the operational components of the mission.
A Swiss contingent Commander is appointed to the conduct of Swiss troops on the area of intervention. Military observers and others sent only in mission are placed directly at the disposal of the international organization.
Within a Swiss contingent, only Swiss executives have the power of decision and the responsibility for the conduct.
The person who is called to a mission in the context of peacekeeping operations must comply with the agreement between the Switzerland and the international organization as well as the guidelines of the superior service in Switzerland.

6 training training is adapted to the mission.
It is based generally on basic military training and takes into account the knowledge and professional skills.
The training takes place in Switzerland or abroad if necessary. It continues on instead of intervention.

7 uniform and behaviour the DDPS prescribed uniform for a commitment.
Only designated by the DDPS badges may be worn.
The appearance and behavior of the members of the contingent should be reliable and adapted to the responsibility that requires their function. Male staff has short hair.

8 exemplary behaviour exemplary behaviour is required in the service of promoting peace. Applicable inter alia to respect differences in uses and lifestyles.
For the duration of the commitment, there's place to avoid publicly express opinions on political, religious or social questions about the place of the intervention. The DDPS rule exceptions. The commitment agreement defines how the troops are, where appropriate, bound to secrecy after the duration of the intervention.

9 free time outputs, leave, statutory days off and holidays count as free time.
The Commander of the contingent fixed duration and the perimeter of the outputs and leave. It regulates the use of the service vehicles. It decides whether the outputs and leave is made in uniform or civilian dress. It may order special measures for safety reasons.
The DDPS decides to port the uniform and the use of vehicles in service during the days of leave and holidays.

10 identification people engaged in promotion of peace service receive a card of identity of the international organization. They always carry this document on them.
Members of the contingent are also on them their Swiss civil identity card and their military identification plate.

11 emblems contingent takes its emblem before departure for the intervention area. It delivers at the end of its mission.

12 personal property the DDPS defines what are personal property that may be taken or carried away during a mission and regulates the transport.

13 spiritual assistance and religious services Chaplaincy and religious services (ch. 63-65 RS 04) provisions are valid only when the conditions and the situation in the sector of engagement permit.

Introduced by c. O III from 9 sept. 1998 (RO 1998 2288). Updated according to ch. II of O du 19 Dec. 2003 (RO 2004 729) and ch. IV let. (b) the O of 29 oct. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2003 4541, 2004 943).

RO 1995 170 new content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
RS 510.10 new content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
Introduced by the c. of o. from 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
New content of the sentences according to the c. of o. from 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
New content according to chapter I to the O of 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
New wording of the sentence according to the c. of o. from 19 Dec. 2003, in force since March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).
Repealed by the c. of o. from 19 Dec. 2003, with effect from March 1, 2004 (RO 2004 729).

State on January 1, 2015

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