Ministry of Defense of Lithuania publishes material, which presents an opinion on the military service in the republican armed forces of one of the military personnel. This is Karolis Tendziagolskis, which the, that attracts attention, first served not in the Lithuanian Armed Forces, and in the Foreign Legion of the French Army.
I volunteered for the Lithuanian army. But before I served in the French Foreign Legion. I got there, when i was 18 years. In eight years of service in this French formation, I have participated in many operations.
According to Tendzyagolskis, first he served in the engineering division, then he was transferred to the infantry.
He was asked about the differences between service in the Armed Forces of Lithuania and the Foreign Legion of France.
Lithuanian serviceman named such a difference:
The tasks and daily activities of the army unit in Lithuania and France differ significantly. The French Foreign Legion has a very long and strict tradition, still followed. I feel a big difference in exercise., which I did there and I do here. If the Lithuanian army is preparing more for defensive battles, then in France, first of all, they think about the offensive, about attacks, including battles with a "non-standard" enemy.
Lithuanian journalists asked, why through 8 years of service in the Foreign Legion of France, he returned to his homeland and began service already in the Lithuanian armed forces.
Karolis Tendzyagolskis stated, that he originally planned to link his future with Lithuania, but because, "Returned, gaining experience and knowledge ".
The soldier stated, that he now serves in the reconnaissance company of the mechanized infantry brigade "Iron Wolf", he has "the skills to survive in difficult conditions, deep knowledge of topography, ability to orientate well in the terrain ".
I plan to get a non-commissioned officer rank and share my knowledge and skills with Lithuanian soldiers. First of all, you must not be afraid to pay your debt to Lithuania.
This interview has clear propaganda overtones., since recently in Lithuania, after restoring the summoning system, there is a decline in the number of those wishing to serve in the Lithuanian army. Many are simply afraid to join the army and end up signing a contract., as the Lithuanian military continues to be used in NATO operations far beyond the borders of Lithuania itself – from Africa to Iraq and Afghanistan.
used photos:Facebook / Ministry of Defense of Lithuania, Lithuanian Armed Forces / Iron Wolf Mechanized Infantry Brigade