Common Corps of the Spanish Armed Forces

Part of the military of Spain

The Common Corps of the Armed Forces are Spanish military corps that are shared by all the branches of the Spanish Armed Forces providing specific professional expertise. The Common Corps are four; the Military Legal Corps (legal assistance), the Military Comptroller Corps (audit and accountability), the Military Health Corps (medical personnel) and the Military Bands Corps (military bands).[1] Currently, 3,998 Officers and NCOs make up the Common Corps.[2] The educational centres of the Common Corps are part of the Central Defence Academy.


Until the 1980s each of the branches of the Armed Forces had specific corps to undertake the tasks currently taken by the Common Corps. Due to operational reasons these corps were merged into the common corps that depend on the undersecretariat of the Ministry of Defence. In 1985 the Comptroller Corps were merged, in 1988 the Legal Corps were merged, and in 1989 the Medical and Bands Corps were merged.


  • Military Medical Corps

    Military Medical Corps

  • Military Legal Corps

    Military Legal Corps

  • Military Comptroller Corps

    Military Comptroller Corps

  • Military Band Corps

    Military Band Corps


  1. ^ "Cuerpos Comunes - Ministerio de Defensa de España". Retrieved 2019-09-02.
  2. ^ "• Cuerpos Comunes de las FAS: efectivos por cuerpo 2017 | Statista". Retrieved 2019-09-02.
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