Presented by: majorVlasta Zekulić, PhD IMAF 2013 CROATIAN APPROACH TO EMILYO
AGENDA • PART I: CROATIAN DEFENSE ACADEMY • HISTORY • INTERNATIONALIZATION • WAY AHEAD • PART II: CDU IN INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGES • LESSONS LEARNED • HOPES AND DESIRES
CROATIAN DEFENSE ACADEMY HISTORY – INTERNATIONALIZATION – WAY AHEAD
HISTORYIN FOUR STAGES 1991 1995 2002 2007 2014
Croatian defense education system • Croatian approach: Down Top • All military education related topics, issues and proposals come from tactical level (CDA or branches). • Operational and Policy levels (dis)approve of proposed plans and programs • General Staff Directorates maintain coordination and advisory role
OFFICER TRAINING CURRENT AND FUTURE CADET PROGRAM
Becominganofficer Active military personnel BASIC OFFICERS COURSE
Steps to finishing program: STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 • Apply to program • Enroll to the required university • Pass the medical test • Pass the 3-weekSELECTION CAMP • Get the security clearance • Getswornin Finish Basic officers course (9 months) • For three / four years: • Pass all the university academic criteria • Pass all the MoD academic criteria • Pass all the military training • Pass all medical and fitness tests
Cadets academic requirements • Enroll continuously every academic year • Gain more then 45 ECTS annually • Transfer less then 5 exams to next academic year • Cadets may be allowed to repeat one academic year if there were special circumstances • All decisions made by the MoD cadet monitoring group
Cadet military training during the year • Connects and develops training from the military camps and expand their skill levels • Every day (morning or afternoon) • Every third Saturday
Current vs. new Croatian cadet program CURRENT NEW Full military lifestyle with ability to gain civilian degrees Importing civilian curriculums into 7 military programs Getting prefix “military” engineer of XXX. First step in the verification all of the military schools and courses • Civil-military model • Live as a soldier, study as the civilan • Succes rate cca 55% • Too many universities, faculties and programs • Hard to focus military training and leadership skills development
Organizationofthe CDA - change Commandant of the CDA Secretary Deanery War College Command and Staff College Officer School NCO Academy Foreign Languages Institute Cadet battalion Education Planning, Support and Supervision Dept Training battalion Publishing and Multimedia Centre Academic Dept.
CDU IN INTERNATIONAL EXCHAGES LESSONS LEARNED – HOPES AND DESIRES
LESSONS LEARNED • Introduction to other cultures and exposure to foreign languages. • Growing appreciation and understanding of other militaries efforts and progresses. • Deeper understanding of the nation behind the weaponry, what drives them, motivates them, what breathes in national pride. • Drawing from the military historic lessons as the prerequisite for attaining new ones.
LESSONS LEARNED – CONT. • Experiences from training with the other militaries gives them sense of self-value in comparison to others. • It enables them to test their own skills and knowledge and adapt it to the new circumstances. • Test the ability to live, work and“fight” in the new and changed environment, food, living and sleeping conditions.
Hopes and desires • Professors exchange • Curriculum exchange – especialy military sceince • Joint (military) program / training development • Cadet exchange
The end QUESTIONS?