Task that require applying for before the service

Are you into discovering another side of the military and completing missions that others only dream about? Challenge yourself as part of the Finnish Defence Forces’ toughest and most competent troops!

You will never be assigned to the special operations forces and special programs in the call-ups. Rather, you need to file an application as part of a separate application procedure. You may apply for most of the tasks also after the call-ups, and even once your service location has been assigned. However, if you already know which particular special training program you are interested in, it does pay off to say so and speak up in the call-up event.

This is how you apply

It is possible to apply to special operations forces by the Finnish Defence Forces E-service online to become a paratrooper or (a) special border jaeger, to serve in the Finnish Rapid Deployment Force, to train as an assistant fighter and helicopter mechanic, an Air Force situation picture operator and a fighter controller, an Air Force military driver as well as a pilot.

Fill out the application form available online at https://asiointi.puolustusvoimat.fi

Women applying to special operations forces

Applying to the special operations forces always follows the specific application schedule of each given unit.

In case you apply to the special operations forces by the Finnish Defence Forces’ E-service online, nevertheless send to your Regional Office the following documentation:

  • Volunteer application form
  • Questionnaire concerning military service and for the evaluation of your state of health
  • Medical certificate on your state of health

In case you apply to the special operations forces by filling out a paper application form, send to your Regional Office the following:

  • Volunteer application form
  • Application to the special operations forces
  • Questionnaire concerning service and for the evaluation of the state of your health
  • Medical certificate on your state of health

You can access the application forms here. For additional information on applying to voluntary military service for women, please go here.

Instructions for applying as well as application forms will also be available in the Regional Offices.