SERBIAN ARMED FORCES

Minister Vulin in the Training Command of Serbian Armed Forces

Monday, 31.7.2017 | News

Minister of Defence Aleksandar Vulin, accompanied by Chief of General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces General Ljubiša Diković, visited today the Training Command in the barracks “Topčider“.

Minister of Defence Aleksandar Vulin, accompanied by Chief of General Staff of Serbian Armed Forces General Ljubiša Diković, visited today the Training Command of Serbian Armed Forces in the barracks “Topčider“. 

The Training Commander, Lieutenant General Đokica Petrović, informed the minister of defence about the mission, responsibilities and tasks emphasing that, by conducting planned content of the training, the capabilities of the members of all arms and branches of Serbian Armed Forces had been significantly enhanced.

On that occasion, Minister Vulin pointed out that the high level of training of our superior officers and our every soldier was of the utmost importance for the military.

-A Serbian soldier has always been characterised by his love for freedom, his sense of responsibility, duty and also his exceptional and high level competence. It is possible that someone else has better materiel than we do, but it is not possible that someone has a better soldier than we do, and to have a better trained soldier. And yet, regardless of the great efforts that Ministry and the military put, that the General Staff puts, that Training Command puts, all that is not enough without the help of the state and the entire society. That is why we have to come up with ways to reintroduce the ones who are not members of the Armed Forces into the training process. No army of the world is sufficiently large, and no army in the world is sufficiently ready for the challenges in front of us unless it has the support of the entire population, unless it has the support of the all citizens of a country – Minister Vulin underlined.

According to his words, in order to make that possible, we had to think about the ways and mechanisms to reinstate the competence, to renew certain courses, to reintroduce certain techniques so that the widest population would be trained again in all those skills and knowledge required to defend the country. 

-The Training Command does and extraordinary work and our military can match any other military in terms of the level and quality of training, but without the support of the entire nation, this simply will not suffice which is something that Serbs will certainly not allow – Minister Vulin concluded.

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