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Minister of Defense Meets With Graduate Officers of Foreign Defense Colleges

CHISINAU, July 5, 2012 — The studies of National Army officers in higher education military institutions abroad is a vital need of the military reform process, minister of Defense Vitalie Marinuta stated during a meeting with a group of graduates of foreign institutions of higher military education.

“You will certainly apply the knowledge gathered abroad, for the success of military reform mostly depends on the human resource competence and professional level. I think all the money invested in your studies deserved the effort. Your professional experience and young age gives you the opportunity to show yourself. National Army is proud of you, for you made great efforts to get good results in order to create a good image of the army and our country abroad”, Minister of Defense specified.

Vitalie Marinuta expects the officers who are back from studies to issue some concrete measures and productive initiatives for the sake of the army development. The Defense Minister pointed out the best way to show their skills upon completion of outstanding defense institutions is the job promotion. Thus, the officers will be assigned to positions corresponding to their competency level in military units of the Ministry of Defense.

The Chief of Human Resource Management Division, Vitalie Butnaru, specified the Moldovan officers are graduates of the International Military Education Program (IMET). They completed the courses at the National Defense College, Land Force Command and Staff College and the Air Force Command and Staff College.

IMET Program was launched by the US Department of State in 1994 for training military staff of other states’ armies. 396 National Army officers graduated from different IMET training courses so far.

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