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Army Commands Summing Up the 2011 Activity

CHISINAU, December 23, 2011 — The Logistics Command of the National Army made an analysis of its 2011 activity and set the goals for the year 2012, Friday, December 23, during a summing up meeting.

During the meeting, the Commander of the Logistics Command, LTC Alexandru Zveaghin, stated that, in 2011, the institution focused its activity on improving the organization and the development of capabilities of logistic military units, the personnel training for an efficient resource management, improving the management of ammunition and weaponry of the National Army and supporting peacekeeping missions.

In his report, LTC Zveaghin referred mainly to the pesticide removal and liquidation project. Thus, on June 22, 2011, the Republic of Moldova Government and NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency concluded the Pesticide Disposal Agreement. The Government also signed the Pesticide Removal Agreement with the Czech Development Agency as part of the NATO/PfP Project for the Destruction of Pesticides and Dangerous Chemicals from the Republic of Moldova. During November 14-23, 2011, 38 448 kg of pesticides from Clocusna village, Ocnita district, were repacked and prepared for being removed and destroyed within the project “Remediation of Environmental Burdens Caused by Pesticides in Moldova” conducted by the Czech Development Agency.

In 2011, logistics experts of the Army were also concerned about the weapons and ammunition inventory and their integrity. Thus, the head of the Logistics Command stated an OFAB project on the destruction of high risk obsolete air bombs had been completed to raise the security level in case of manipulation and storing of ammunition from the National Army Warehouses. Moreover, 48 S-200 antiaircraft system 5V28 surface-to-air missiles were destroyed.

One more basic goal of the Logistics Command in 2011 was the training of staff through seminars, workshops and exercises. The most important such activities were: “Logistics support of the military contingent in NATO-led missions”, “Multinational Logistics Workshop”, conducted by the US Joint Forces Command, and the multinational logistics exercise “LOGEX 11”.

In 2012, the logistics experts plan to conduct peacekeeping missions in the security area of the Easter districts of the country, establish an optimal logistics system able to insure a successful management of the daily missions in the National Army, maintain and improve military infrastructure and patrimony, as well as develop a military technical equipment maintenance concept.

The Land Force Command of the National Army also made a review of the 2011 activities.

During the summing-up meeting, the Chief of Land Force Main Staff, Col. Igor Gadirca pointed out all the missions assigned to the command and the related military units had been successfully fulfilled, despite the limited financial resources.

Col. Gadirca said the four priorities of the Land Force Command for the year of 2011 focused on maintaining the combat readiness of the Peacekeeping Forces contingent of the National Army, preparing operational forces in compliance with the task list, implementing the Operational Capabilities Concept in the 22nd Battalion and Engineer Battalion, as well as improving the military leading structures.

This year, the Land Force Command staff took part in such multinational exercises as: “Sea Breeze”, “Rapid Trident”, and “Puls”, and destroyed ammunition on the territory of the country. All these activities reveal the professionalism and the preparedness of military personnel, Col. Gadirca said.

At the summing-up meeting the Land Force Command set their goals for the year of 2012.

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