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The representatives of the Military Academy of Lithuania got acquainted with the U.S. cadet training and education system

2020 02 10

The delegation of General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania (MAL) led by Commandant Col Juozas Kačergius visited the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to learn more about its training and education system. The delegation also included Maj Rosita Kanapeckaitė and Maj Linas Dungveckis, specialists of the MAL Leadership and Methodological Development Centre.
The officers of West Point Military Academy presented cadets’ selection and training systems, their learning and living conditions and leadership, character and psychological resilience development programmes.
According to the MAL officers, the staff of the U.S. Military Academy are proud of the cadet training and education system and character development programme in particular. The latter is comprised of discipline and self-regulation that are becoming a growing challenge for the education and training of today’s youth.
The MAL representatives got convinced that West Point Military Academy devotes a particular attention to the development of cadets’ sense of citizenship and responsibility and cherishing the military values.
The MAL has been cooperating with the U.S. military schools for many years. Lithuanian cadets and officers actively participate in the International Week in the U.S. Likewise, the U.S. cadets attend the events and meetings of the International Cadet Week run by the MAL where they meet Lithuanian and foreign cadets in the multinational environment and share their experience.
The MAL organizes meetings with foreign representatives to strengthen international cooperation, learn more about other countries’ officer training programmes, share the good experience and discuss officers and cadets’ matters of interest.
Photo credit: The U.S. Military Academy at West Point