French Foreign Legion

The French Foreign Legion ( Légion Étrangére ) has earned its reputation as an elite fighting force since its inception on March 9, 1831. The Legion has been home to foreign volunteers seeking the elite military life with the opportunity for foreign postings in French colonies and combat operations. Its reputation is well-deserved having undergone rigorous training and world-wide public acclaim for its military exploits. Known for their famous " kepi blanc " Légionnaires continue to maintain their tradition as an elite military formation.