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Lithuanian and foreign career officers completed Vytautas the Great Army Command and Staff Course

2022 05 26

On May 26, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania held a certificate and badge award ceremony for the participants of Vytautas the Great Army Command and Staff Course (ACSC). During the period from January to May 2022, a total of 43 officers, including 32 Lithuanian, 4 Latvian, 3 Estonian 2 Moldovan and one Georgian and one Azerbaijani officer, attended and successfully completed the ACSC.
 
The Best ACSC Student Award went to Captain Lieutenant Julius Parnarauskas.
 
Vytautas the Great Army Command and Staff Course is the only institution in the Baltic states for training army senior staff officers. To be eligible for the general courses offered by the Baltic Defence College in Tartu or equivalent courses in foreign countries, officers must complete the ASCS, the highest-level tactical course.
 
The 4-month course is designed to train Lithuanian officers; however, Latvian, Estonian, Georgian, Ukrainian, and Moldovan officers are accepted as well. According to the bilateral agreement, a Latvian instructor annually joins the ACSC teaching staff.
 
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