Foreign Legion Recruiting Group
|Foreign Legion Recruiting Group|
GRLE Unit Badge
|Active||July 10, 2007- Present|
|Part of||Foreign Legion Command|
|Headquarters||Fort de Nogent, Fontenay-sous-Bois, Paris, France|
|Battle honours||Camerone 1863|
|Lieutenant-colonel Norbert Simmonet|
|Beret badge of the Foreign Legion Recruiting Group|
The Foreign Legion Recruiting Group (French: Groupement de recrutement de la Légion étrangère, GRLE) is an administrative unit of the French Foreign Legion responsible for recruiting volunteers to the Legion.
The GRLE was created July 10, 2007 at Fort de Nogent, near Paris. The new unit assumed all recruiting responsibilities which had previously be assigned to the 1st Foreign Regiment's Recruitment Division of the Foreign Legion. The unit answers directly to the Foreign Legion Command.
- Compagnie de transit de la Légion étrangère (CTLE) - Transportation Company of the Foreign Legion (responsible for facilitating the transfer of Legionnaires between Metropolitan France and their overseas assignments)
- Compagnie de recruitment de la Légion étrangère (CRLE) - Recruitment Company of the Foreign Legion (responsible for managing all of the Foreign Legion's recruiting efforts) This company in addition to its station in Paris, also operates twelve recruiting stations around France.
The Foreign Legion Recruiting group operates 12 (3 in Paris) recruiting posts in the following cities:
- Paris - Fort Neuf de Vincennes
- "Groupement de recrutement de la Légion étrangère (GRLE)". Armee de Terre. Retrieved 2012-12-30.
- "Présentation du GRLE". Armée de Terre. Retrieved 2012-12-30.
- "Où s'engager?". Legion etranger. Retrieved 2012-12-30.
Official website - GRLE