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Amherd and the top three women in the VBS

If Viola Amherd (CVP) at the start of the year of office as the first Minister of defence of Switzerland, you will not find a pure male domain. With Secretary General, Nathalie Falcone-Goumaz, a woman holds a key position in the defense Department (VBS). Added to that, this year, two more top posts have been filled by women.

So, have acted since 1. April Pälvi Pulli as Head of security policy. The native of Finland, so that it rests on a Central Post in the Department: your Department, the strategic alignment of the security policy prior to the spurt. Sweater deals with issues such as international cooperation, cyber-strategy, or the future of the defence firm Ruag. She is the first woman on this Post.

Also, for the first Time in the history of the army on 1. June with Brigadier General Germaine J. F. Seewer, a woman assumed command of a Brigade. The 54-year-old She stands in front of the command support brigade 41, which is the largest Brigade in the army. Your force operates communication networks, the management systems of the provincial government, as well as mobile systems for electronic warfare.

Positive reactions

From the VBS are to hear positive reactions about the increasing appointment of women to top posts. Women would bring new perspectives in the previously male-influenced security policy, some say. "This other angle of view is a valuable addition," says a VBS staff.

Video Parmelin his exchange of The SVP Federal councillor leaves the defense Department. (Video: "SDA")

Corresponding to the hopes to the new Minister of defence. The atmosphere in the Department has suffered in the last few days, including that, in the Wake of the hasty departure of Guy Parmelin of a "Second-class Department," the speech was, the Federal Council would like to protrude. Now it is hoped that Amherd can apply the Image of the VBS for the Better – particularly for women.

So many a soldier, such a development is not excluded, such as never

That, in the recruitment of female military personnel. So the army has recruited, according to the latest Figures in the current year 280 soldiers, so many of them as never before. In the last year, there were 245 women, in the year before 197.

Overall, the share of the soldier remains inside, however, is small: The 280 Recruits make up just 1.3 percent of the 20'700 recruits this year. The army is not enough. "We need more women in order to increase the quality of the army. Women think and act differently, that would do the army very well," says the corps commander Daniel Baumgartner.

More than the Swiss army and foreign armed these forces are: In the German Bundeswehr, the proportion of women is 12%, in Sweden 13 per cent. For the new defence Minister, a lot remains to be done.

Video – The big reshuffle in the Federal Council Who takes over in the Swiss government, which Department. (Video: "SDA") (editor-in-Tamedia)

Created: 11.12.2018, 18:29 PM

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