OCC Evaluation: Problems and Solutions
CHISINAU, July 15, 2016 — Today, the Ministry of Defense hosted a summing up meeting regarding the preliminary results on national level Operational Capabilities Concept (OCC) evaluation, carried out during the “Peace Shield” exercise held at the Training Center of “Moldova” Brigade from Balti.
According to National Army Commander, Brigadier Gen. Igor Cutie, the event was centered on the gaps observed during the interoperability level testing of the mortar battery of the 22nd Peacekeeping Battalion that participated in the exercise.
Brigadier Gen. Cutie mentioned that the NATO experts responsible for the OCC assessment estimated that the Moldovan soldiers are interoperable at four points (each point containing several chapters and subchapters according to which the soldiers are tested) and partially interoperable at two points.
The National Army Commander gave a series of recommendations to help improve the readiness of the tested units. Gen. Cutie highlighted how important is to review the National Army Combat readiness plan for thr next year, to use modern vehicles, in compliance with international standards, during the trainings, to buy the necessary equipment for communication according to the requirements established in the assessment lists, to have individual first-aid kits, as well as to improve the logistic support during the exercise. All these actions are part of the National Army Standardization Concept that started in 2016.
The National Army joined the OCC in 2007.