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National Defence Volunteer Forces


Volunteer forces were officially established on 17 January 1991 by the law of the Supreme Council of Lithuania on the National Defence Volunteer Service providing basis for establishing Voluntary National Defence Service. This decision made legal already existing volunteer formations that began appearing as early as 1990. Voluntary National Defence Service was reorganised into the National Defence Volunteer Force. 
In 2003 Volunteer Force was integrated into the Lithuanian Land Force. Tasks of volunteer soldiers were inevitably altered when Lithuania became a full-fledged member of NATO: approach of territorial defence was changed into territorial defence and training of modern active reserve.



Structure and subdivisions

Volunteer Force comprises 6 territorial units covering the entire territory of Lithuania:


KASP Dainavos apygardos 1-osios rinktinės vėliava 

1st Territorial Unit of Dainava Military District

2-oji rinktinė KASP vėliava kaunas

2nd Territorial Unit of Darius and Girėnas Military District 

3rd Territorial Unit of Žemaičiai Military District

5th Territorial Unit of Vytis Military District

6th Territorial Unit of Prisikėlimo Military District

8th Territorial Unit of the Great Battle Military District


There are around 4900 volunteers and around 500 professional soldiers in the force.


KASP kariai rikiuoteje foto Vilius DziaveckaSausio 17 d. Rikiuote prie seimo E. Zygaicio fotoSausio 17 d. Seimo saleje. E. Zygaicio foto





Updated on: 2018-10-26
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