From the next year, the salary of NCOs will increase that will be additional motivation for the career and professional development of sergeants”, declared Minister of Defence of Georgia Levan Izoria in Giorgi Antsukhelidze NCO Training Centre where the NCO Corps` Day was marked.
Marking the NCO`s Corps Day began by a life-fire exercise in Kojori. The military personnel of the NCO Training Centre conducted an ambush operation after receiving an operative order.
Defence Minister Levan Izoria and Chief of the GS of the GAF Major-General Vladimer Chachibaia congratulated the sergeants on their professional day and focused on the future prospects. A new educational programme is being developed in the NCO Training Centre, which covers the necessary knowledge for the Brigade and Battalion sergeants. Besides that a new concept of professional and career development is in the process of discussion that serves to the further improvement of NCO selection system, their professional education and career development.
The solemn ceremony continued with awarding of sergeants. Defence Minister Levan Izoria granted the Order of Honour to Master Sergeant Koba Tsirekidze for a special personal contribution provided in the building of independent Georgian state. The military of NCO Training Centre were also bestowed on I and II rank medals for “Impeccable Service”.
The NCO Corps was created soon after formation of the GAF. Today, Georgia has one of the best Centres corresponding to NATO standards and is oriented at the enhancement of professional standards of sergeants. The role of NCOs is significant for the Armed Forces as they are the pillar and the main core of the army.