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Decree Law No. 40/2019


Publication: Republic Diary No. 58/2019, Series I of 2019-03-22
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 40/2019
  • Pages: 1686 - 1689

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law establishes the maximum number of Armed Forces’ soldiers for 2019.

What is going to change?

The maximum number of soldiers which the Armed Forces may have in 2019 is established on the following situations:

    • soldiers of the operational Permanent Staff;
    • soldiers of the Permanent Staff in reserve who continue to provide services;
    • soldiers of the Permanent Staff in reserve who are not operational;
    • soldiers on a contract/volunteering regime;
    • soldiers and military students training to be part of the Permanent Staff.

1. Maximum number of soldiers of the operational Permanent Staff:

    • in the Armed Forces: 15.471
    • in the Major General of the Armed Forces: 1.692
    • outside the Armed Forces: 793

2. Maximum number of soldiers of the Permanent Staff in reserve who continue to provide services:

    • in the Armed Forces: 430
    • in the Major General of the Armed Forces: 55
    • outside the Armed Forces: 269

3. Maximum number of soldiers of the Permanent Staff in reserve who are not operational: 2.610

4. Maximum number of soldiers on a contract/volunteering regime:

    • in the Armed Forces: 13.313
    • in the Major General of the Armed Forces: 433

5. Maximum number of soldiers and military students training to be part of the Permanent Staff: 1.057

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law aims to adapt the number of soldiers to the needs and activities envisaged for 2019, including:

    • the reinforcement of the Armed Forces’ participation in firefighting;
    • an increase of 200 soldiers when compared to 2018.
When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on the day following its publication.

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