44 Thousand Young Men Complete the Military Training Department Course
CHISINAU, January 18, 2012 — Improving the training process at the military departments is a 2012 priority of the National Army leadership, the interim Chief of Main Staff, National Army Commander, Brigadier Gen. Vitalie Stoian, stated during the summing up meeting of the heads of military training departments held Wednesday, January 18, at the Ministry of Defense HQ.
The meeting brought together the heads of the military training departments of 12 universities. The National Army Commander highly appreciated the students’ readiness level. However, according to the general, there are still a few gaps to be removed, including the lack of unique methods of teaching and final evaluation, violation of legislation related to the department’s activity, as well as some problems in the curriculum. Hence, at the request of Gen. Stoian, a work group consisting of four officers of the Doctrine and Training Directorate and representatives of military training departments will be established soon.
According to the head of the Joint Training Department of the Doctrine and Joint Training Directorate, LTC Octavian Varzari, there are currently 12 military training departments conducted by nearly 130 didactic chairs in the Republic of Moldova.
The military teaching process consists of two stages of three month length each. At the first stage, the graduates are awarded the “reserve sergeant” rank, while at the second stage, the young men get the reserve lieutenant rank.
Since 2002, when the first military training department was established, nearly 44 thousand students graduated the military training course.