Training for Ukraine’s military personnel is a vital component of the continued military assistance from Lithuania to Ukraine. This week the General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania delivered a course on commander training for the Ukrainians to help them improve battlefield management competencies of cadet and junior officer.
The Troop Leading Procedures in Movement Course is part of the NATO Defence Education Enhancement Program. It provides basic theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in unit commanding.
Instructor of the Military Academy of Lithuania Major Gintautas Razma explains that the course is based on various demonstrations teaching to assess the terrain correctly and to use it for modeling variations of hostile and then friendly force move sequence.
According to Maj G. Razma, the course has been held for the fourth time based on Ukraine’s request: it shows that Lithuania has a high-level officer education and it is appreciated internationally.
Each of such distance learning courses is delivered in English, via technology, to approx. 30 troops. Thus, desired results are achieved in a relatively short time.
In total, over 120 junior commanders have been trained by the Military Academy of Lithuania for the Armed Forces of Ukraine in such courses so far. They have been equipped with practical skills to provide battlefield command for small units more effectively.
Photo credits: Military Academy of Lithuania / Eimantas Genys: the distance course for the AFU at the Military Academy of Lithuania