The Royal Moroccan Armed Forces officially summoned the first military service candidates for initial preparations.
Rabat – The Royal Moroccan Armed Forces have officially summoned the first military service recruits.
In total, 15,000 candidates of the 25 thousand who were summoned, will be selected between August 10 and 31. They will first be subject to medical examination and oral examinations.
The selected candidates will start their one-year military training on September 1. Candidates of both sexes will be assigned to the different ranks of the first military regiment based on their qualifications.
In order to receive the selected recruits, the Royal Armed Forces mobilized 17 military units throughout the Kingdom.
According to Colonel Hamid El Haidouri, Chief of the computer division of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces, the mobilized military units include the cities of Meknes, El Hoceima, Dakhla, Laayoune, Agadir, and Casablanca.
Along with their convocation, the candidates will be given free transportation cards to reach their appointed unit.
Colonel Abdelkrim Hakimi, substitute prosecutor at the military court, said that the training will be divided into two stages. “The first four months will be dedicated to an initial military training which includes physical and psychological preparation, citizenship education, and training in discipline and responsibility,” he explained.
Hakimi then added that “in the remaining months, recruits will receive training in various other disciplines.” He did not specify which disciplines these would be.
Military service was reinstated by order of King Mohammed VI. The Ministry of the Interior consequently conducted a census which included all Moroccans aged between 19 and 25 years.