This week I’ve finished my last swiss army refresher course and I’m glad that I no longer have to serve the swiss army. In the end of that year they’ll dissolve the military battalion I was and therefore I would say the timing is perfect. I can’t write a lot about the time there, because related to last year I had only few days left to serve and it was really boring. I was part of the 24-7 telematics hotline team and I had to pick up the phone, forward calls or create incidents. You see nothing spectacular, but I was not sad that I’ve missed the shooting and march exercises! If I look back I did experience some negative things in the army, but anyway I took also important positive parts from that time for my life:
- comradeship (essential and important for teamwork)
- discipline (following orders / endurance)
- knowledge of human nature (you come together with a bunch of different people)
- technical/practical skills about the integrated military communication system
Note: The swiss army will train this November a disaster scenario about pandemic and blackout.
Why did he say this words? Be prepared…