Youth, backbone of the Nation; nowhere is this analogy more relevant than in the Army, and several reasons attest to this.
Firstly, there is the relevance of the reciprocity of attraction, identical to each other, with the Army finding in youth the inexhaustible source of youthfulness that enables it to constantly renew its vitality, and youth embracing in the Army the possibility of making a dream come true.
There is equally the relevance of the pooling of capacities and forces to accomplish a noble and exalting duty. This is in reality, a multidimensional mission touching on almost all areas related to the security and well-being of our people.
Thus, in return for the resources it makes available, the Army expects the youth to have the Fatherland at heart and to be determined to defend it at all cost, at all times and wherever necessary.
In addition to this essential ontological foundation which is as much a matter of vocation as of conviction, young people wishing to serve in military uniform must possess good intellectual abilities; for the purpose of assimilating methods of reflection, mastering increasingly advanced technical systems, and appropriating processes of action which now go beyond human strength.
This justifies the physical, biological and psychometric tests, and other morality checks.
There is a set of prerequisites aimed at ensuring the health, abilities and probity of those retained at the end of the selection processes.