Voluntary Military Training continues in Martin

With an opening ceremony on Monday, 1 July 2019, the Voluntary Military Training (VMT) scheme has been underway at the Training and Mobilization Manning Base Martin. Of 122 applicants, 44 met the entry conditions and reported to the Base. The figures reflect the trend towards growing numbers of applications to join the Armed Forces, which have gone up considerably since the launch of the SVK MOD’s recruitment campaign. Compared to last year, the number of applications to join the Armed Forces has nearly doubled. More than 2,700 applications have been submitted since January 2019.

Over the next 11 weeks of the VMT training, trainees will acquire the active duty soldier’s complete basic skillset necessary in combat operations. This encompasses military drills, marksmanship, topographical, signal, engineering and combat first aid training. Along with this, they will undertake CBRN Defence training, build and reinforce positions, work with camouflage netting, practise operating in a dangerous zone, and exercise in field conditions.

In addition to improving one’s physical fitness and psychological resilience, each VMT graduate will get a reward of over 1,100 euros. The MOD will also provide for free accommodation, catering, military clothing and equipment and reimburse travel costs.

The SVK MOD is giving a high priority to the Voluntary Military Training (VMT) and Active Reserves (AR) projects. They are aimed at training citizens for the defence of the State. As well as carrying out a recruitment campaign to increase the public interest in the military profession, the MOD has also organised a series of events with the participation of service personnel to answer any job-related questions.

Author: MO SR - KOd, Photo: KOd - Jozef Žiak a OS SR - Date: 02.07.2019
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