The Cercle National des Armées is a public administrative body with a social and cultural purpose. As a legal entity it has a twofold vocation:
- Receive serving, retired and honorary officers. The CNA is a place to meet and exchange, contributing to the longevity of the tradition, the greatness and the prestige of the officer’s rank.
- Receive the high authorities of the Ministry of Defense, as well as their civil and military guests, either French or foreign.