A new generation of defence leaders is being trained in Ukraine according to NATO standards: Oleksii Danilov congratulated graduates of the first strategic management course
Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Oleksii Danilov congratulated the students of the first course “Strategic Management of the Higher Level and Public Policy” (L-5) on graduation and thanked them for their dedicated service to the state.
“Such a responsible mission as defending the country comes not to everyone. I thank today’s graduates of the L-5 Course for your service to our country. You, the leaders, are a powerful force in Ukraine’s resistance to russian armed aggression. May the knowledge gained during your studies contribute to strengthening your further professional cooperation aimed not only at protecting the national interests of Ukraine, but also international security”, – said Oleksii Danilov during the presentation of certificates to the graduates, including the senior leadership of the Ukrainian Defence Forces.
The course was based on the organisation of innovative discussions in the political and strategic domains engaging leading academics, civilian and military leadership of Ukraine, partner countries and NATO member states.
According to the Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine, this approach allows to train motivated and responsible officer-leaders who are familiar with NATO-standard planning and military decision-making procedures.
For reference: On 29 November 2023, the National Defence University of Ukraine launched the L-5 course “Strategic Management of the Higher Level and Public Policy” for the leadership of the structural units of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, relevant command and control bodies of other components of the defence forces, central executive authorities and other public authorities whose areas of responsibility relate to the defence and security of the state.
The L5 Course aims to enable students to better formulate a strategy for responding to the challenges of russia’s aggressive policy, develop a common vision of the modern security environment and create a forum to generate and share new ideas, as well as to form a network of national security professionals and enhance the ability of leaders to better manage their institutions and ministries.