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National Army Junior Commanders Trained by British Instructors



CHISINAU, May 31, 2017 — The graduation ceremony of the training course for junior commanders was held today at Military Academy of Armed Forces “Alexandru cel Bun”. The ceremony was attended by Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Chisinau, Lucy Joyce, and Director of National Army General Staff, Col. Eduard Ohladciuc.

Lucy Joyce congratulated the 30 graduates trained by the British Military Advisory Training Team (BMATT) from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and specified that this course is an example of the fruitful cooperation that exists between the British and Moldovan militaries. “It is our aspiration to carry on this project in the future and we hope that in a few years from now the important investment we are making in training will be successfully rewarded in greater capacity and professionalism”, said Lucy Joyce.

Col. Eduard Ohladciuc thanked the Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as well as the BMATT for the training of the 30 lieutenants, selected from all the military units.

“The National Army wants to have a junior leaders corps that is well-trained, in compliance with international standards and the British army offered us this chance. We hope to put to good use the best practices learned from our British colleagues”, said Col. Ohladciuc.

The British Military Advisory Training Team (BMATT) from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland held, for the first time, a training course for 30 junior commanders, within May 8-June 2, 2017.

The course aimed to develop the commanding skills of the junior officer corps by using advanced procedures of action during military operations.


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