Lithuania publishes 2016 conscription lists

  • 2016-01-11
  • BNS/TBT Staff/Vilnius

Monday January 11, 2016, saw Lithuania's Ministry of National Defence publish 2016’s conscription lists. 

The lists contain names of 30,228 men aged between 18-25.

The lists contain the first letter of a conscript's name, surname, date of birth and the territorial unit they are assigned to. 

The lists are grouped for the regions of Alytus, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Panevezys, Siauliai and Vilnius.

As in 2015, the lists were created based on regions and by using a computer program. They will be published on

In 2016, conscription notices will not be immediately sent out to all those listed. 

Instead, they will be sent their call up depending on whether they will begin their service in April or later on in the year. 

Those on the lists who have not received their conscription notices will have to contact the nearest army staffing unit.

Following the publication of the list, young men and women will still be able to voluntarily join the army and do mandatory service.

Minister of National Defense Juozas Olekas, who is in favor of a professional army, hopes that just like last year, all those doing mandatory service will do so voluntarily.

"From the experience we have with last year's conscription, it is likely that we might not even need the conscription lists at all," the minister told BNS. 

"We already have over 600 volunteers, and we had that number last April. 

“That means that we still have three months to invite more.”

Lithuania re-introduced conscription in 2015, following the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea the previous year.

Since then, around 3,000 men are annually invited to do mandatory military service. 

The first 2016 conscripts will start their service on April 4, 2016. 

The last stages of conscription will take place in October.