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Guardia Svizzera Pontificia - Struttura

Pontifical Swiss Guard

The Pontifical Swiss Guard forms a company with the rank of regiment, whose effective personnel - composed of 135 elements - is fixed as follows:

COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
1 Commander with the rank of Colonel;
1 Vice-Commander with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel;
1 Chaplain equal in rank to Lieutenant Colonel;
1 Major;
2 Captains;
3 Lieutenants.

NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
1 Sergeant Major;
9 Sergeants;
14 Corporals;
17 Vice-Corporals.

TROOP
85 Halberdiers

 

STAFF OFFICERS
Members of the Staff are immediate collaborators and advisors to the Commander and support him in the management of the Guard.

COMMANDER
Colonel Christoph Graf

VICE COMMANDER
Lieutenant Colonel Loïc Marc Rossier

CHAPLAIN
Father Kolumban Reichlin, OSB

Major Martin Kurmann
Captain I Christian Kühne
Captain II Lorenz Keusch
Sergeant Major Guillaume Favre – Staff Warrant Officer

SUBALTERN OFFICERS
The Subaltern Officers, each of whom has under his command one squadron, have as their duty the conduct of the daily performance of guard duty.

Lieutenant Heinz Eggli
Lieutenant Dominik Tännler
Lieutenant Urs Breitenmoser