The Ministry of Defense announces a change to the duration of conscription

Pursuant to the guidelines of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, the Ministry of Defense announced the change of the national service period for male conscripts to 11 months for those with a high school diploma. or its equivalent or higher, and three years for those with a lower secondary education qualification, and 11 months for female recruits, pursuant to Resolution No. (15) of 2022, issued by the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, amending some provisions of the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Resolution No. (6) of 2016, regarding the modification of the duration of conscription.

The decision arose out of the will of the state leadership to develop the national and reserve service program, and the culmination of the fruitful work that has taken place in recent years in the national service program, which has brought honorable results, as this change was the result of studies and continuous reading of the experiences of other countries applied for conscription, and to take advantage of its experiences, and learn lessons from previous courses of conscription in the country.

The National Service Program, in its updated form, aims to increase the training doses of recruits, to include new topics that did not exist before, and to increase the realism in training, through the intensification of practical applications and exercises, contributing to increasing the confidence of recruits, and equipping them with more skills needed to perform the tasks required of them with dignity and competence.

This decision is applied from the payments following its issuance.

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