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National Army Servicemembers Learn Communication Techniques

CHISINAU, February 27, 2014 — A group of National Army servicemembers attends a communication and public affairs training course, held within February 26-27, at the Ministry of Defense.

The event, conducted by the Public Relations Service of the Ministry of Defense, in partnering with the Public Relations Department of the Ministry of National Defense of Lithuania, brings together unit commanders, heads of military institutions and public affairs personnel.

Issue crisis management, interview techniques and dealing with the media in international operations are the main topics presented by the Lithuanians instructors, experts in public affairs, including communication with media in theaters of operations, where Lithuania deployed military contingents. The agenda also comprises practical simulations, that will teach Moldovan officers effective communication skills.

According to Commander of the Land Forces Command, Col. Viorel Placinta, the communication area is a priority for the National Army leadership and for the entire military staff, as well as civil employees. “Moldovan citizens have the right to know what the defense state institution is busy with, parents have the right to know what their sons are doing in the army and how the Defense Ministry manages public money. Therefore, they need to learn to communicate and properly convey the information to the public”, Col. Placinta said.

The event, which is a premiere, was attended by 30 servicemembers and civil employees of the National Army.

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