The staff battalion of Mechanized Brigade 11 (Stabsbat Mech Br 11) trains the setting up and provision of infrastructures in its refresher course (WK) at the «Cholloch» (SG) arsenal. If necessary, the superior brigade can manage the operations of the subordinate battalions and batteries.
An important tool for public safety
In addition to the police and civil defense, the military is an important security instrument. It is precisely these issues that the Cantonal Commission for Justice and Public Security (KJS) deals with. That is why – and to convey words of thanks – the President and Vice-President of the Commission, Cantonal Councilor Tobias Mani (EPP) and Cantonal Councilor Andrea Gisler (GLP), were visiting the troops today together with Government Councilor Mario Fehr. The security director and the KJS presidium were able to convince themselves of the operational readiness and the versatile know-how of the Mech Br Stabsbat 11 and express their appreciation to the members of the army. «What you are doing is a commitment to the general public. Your commitment is important and self-evident, “says Mario Fehr:” That is why I would like to thank everyone who contributes to the security of Switzerland and thus also of the canton of Zurich. »
Strong ties to the Canton of Zurich
The members of the Mech Br Stabsbat 11 train during their repetition course on a weapons field in the canton of St. Gallen. However, the various companies quickly found their location exclusively in the canton of Zurich. Stationed from the lower to the upper to the Weinland, the WK is a “home game” for many in the battalion. Because around 70 percent also have their place of residence in the canton of Zurich. The bond between the unit and its “Götti” canton is correspondingly high.