Military Capabilities

Lithuania drafts legislation on force structure and personnel levels

13 November 2019

The Lithuanian government adopted draft legislation on 6 November on the structure of the armed forces and personnel levels, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on its website on 11 November.

Minister of National Defense Raimundas Karoblis said, “The new law will establish not only the permanent structure of the armed forces, but also the necessary personnel levels that will not be changed every year, but only when required by the security environment, priorities and tasks of national security policy, financing of the national defence system, and the staffing needs of the Lithuanian Armed Forces.”

Up until now, the Seimas, Lithuania’s parliament, approved the structure of the armed forces and military personnel levels for the coming year annually, according to the MoD.

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