Up to 2003, the battalion of Joinville ensured continuity in sports for athletes during their military service. Overall in 45 years the battalion of Joinville has hosted 21000 athletes-soldiers, including 42 with gold medals and 312 with worldwide titles in a civilian or military capacity. It was replaced in 2004 by the creation of the French Champions Military Force. In June 2020, as top athlete, I’m very proud to have joined the French Champions Military Force large family.