Armée de Terre

French Land Army

Armee de terre

Motto:  Honneur et Patrie

Active:  15th Century - Present

Type:  Army

Country:  France

Garrison/HQ:  Paris, France

Nickname:  La Grande Muette

Size:  (To be Calculated)

Officially the Armée de Terre, is the land-based and largest component of the French Armed Forces. Just like the Armée de l'Air, the Marine Nationale and the Gendarmerie Nationale, it is placed under the responsibility of the French government.

The current Chief of Staff of the French Army is general Jean-Louis Georgelin. All soldiers are considered professionals following the suspension of conscription, voted in parliament in 1997 and made effective in 2001.

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