This paper analyzes civil military cooperation in the Republic of Slovenia, the concept theory, history, and the normative legal framework. It also considers civil military cooperation in two parts. The first part refers to civil-military relations as a concept of a relationship between military and society, and the second part to civil-military cooperation according to the doctrine. The first part is focused on the organization of civil-military cooperation and the division of tasks. The second, empirical part, helps to analyze the scope of civil-military cooperation, reciprocity of activities, financial framework, and criteria for calculation of co-financing of the activities of non-governmental organizations by conducting an interview. The paper seeks to coherently describe the area of civil-military relations and find out how the financial crisis relates to the scope of cooperation and how the negative evaluation of the Slovenian Armed Forces influences the promotion of the military profession. It seeks parallels in cooperation between civilian organizations and armed forces and outlines an integrated concept of interdependence of the civilian environment with the military environment, both in time of peace and in time of crisis.