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Marianna Mkrtchyan

Army conscripts with higher education may become contract officers as alternative to 2-year army service

Army conscripts with higher education may become contract officers as  alternative to 2-year army service

ArmInfo. In Armenia, army  conscripts with higher education may enter a one-year course to  become contract officers as an alternative to the 2-year army  service.  Head of the Human Resources Training Department of the  Armenian Defense Ministry Colonel Suren Davtyan told reporters today,  on August 26, such practice has become possible after the Defense  Ministry system of military education was reformed and shifted to the  Bologna system.  

He explained that after the reform, the military educational  establishments institutes were renamed into universities, which  helped ensuring uninterrupted education and training of officers in  the necessary dimensions. "Although we still to send our officers  abroad for qualification upgrade courses, in some dimensions we can  already train our officers in the country," Davtyan said.

He said that last year a pilot program of involving females into the  armed forces of Armenia was launched and 11 females now receive  higher education at the Military Academy after Vazgen Sargsyan.

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