On 10 December 2021, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania (MAL) held a certificate award ceremony of the Air Force Command and Staff Course (AFCSC). The course enrolled 21 course participants, including 10 Lithuanians, 5 Latvians and 6 Estonians, who are now ready to take up leadership positions at the air force and other headquarters.
Commander of the Lithuanian Air Force Col Dainius Guzas and AFCSC Director Maj Ovidijus Pilitauskas awarded the certificates and badges to the course participants. Commandant Colonel Juozas Kačergius congratulated military officers, the ceremony was honoured by the presence of the representatives of the Latvian and Estonian embassies and the Lithuanian military units.
This year, the statuette of the best course participant was awarded to the Estonian Air Force officer Captain Alari Tihkanui.
The AFCSC focuses on training the Baltic states’ air force staff officers by developing their skills to analyze and plan military air operations at the component level. The 17-week course is conducted in English.
The MAL has been running the AFCSC for the Baltic states’ officers since 2004.
Photo credit: Eimantas Genys