Over 100 Young Men Take Military Oath in Bulboaca
CHISINAU, September 28, 2018 — The reform started by the leadership of the Ministry of Defense for an army that is better, better-trained, and better equipped can be achieved only by having professional soldiers, trained in the most prestigious schools, with experience acquired in international theaters of operations. You are these soldiers — the young men who are enlisted in the mandatory military service today and will be contract-based service members tomorrow.
The statement was made by Minister of Defense Eugen Sturza during the ceremony of military oath taking that was organized today at the Military training base from Bulboaca. The event was attended by local public authorities, soldiers’ parents and relatives.
Eugen Sturza congratulated the over 100 soldiers on the occasion and asked them to be dedicated, responsible, and disciplined during their service.
“I encourage you to listen to your commanders but, at the same time, to come up with initiatives that would help developing the National Army in order to make it more attractive for the young generation and more appreciated by our country’s citizens”, said the Defense Minister.
The military oath taking ceremony included wrestling and weapon handling exercises, exhibitions of weaponry, military equipment and vehicles.
After taking the military oath, the soldiers get a four-day leave.
The mandatory military service lasts 12 months.