Following the attacks of Paris, the president promised that there would be no reduction of staff in the defence until 2019 …
and the risk of attacks has forced the government to review the deployment of staff for defense and homeland security .
Operational units and cyber defense
“During this advice, the President of the Republic has decided to reinforce 10,000 jobs in total during the years 2017-2019 the Defense Ministry’s employees included in the military budget law, updated in July 2015,” said the Elysee. The reduction of 10,000 positions in that Act is thus cancelled.
The decision of the head of state is reflected even “a net increase in enrollment of Defence of nearly 800 positions over the next three years,” said the president. These creations will be ” for the benefit of operational units and cyber defense.