Today 308 graduates of the Vazgen Sargsyan Military Institute of the Ministry of Defense received the rank of lieutenant. The ceremony was attended by Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan, Chief of the General staff of the Armed forces Yuri Khachaturov, other officials.
Congratulating the graduates, Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan noted that Officers of the Military Institute had repeatedly proved their devotion to the Motherland.
“Being recruited to the armed forces of the Republic of Armenia, you will contribute to the strengthening of our army,” the Minister said, adding that the military educational institutions of the national army are well developed and able to fulfill their tasks.”
Speaking about the role of the Officer in the society, Seyran Ohanyan said, in part: “Being an Officer is a mentality, whereas being a serviceman is a lifestyle. You should realize that the Officer’s profession is a heroic and a very responsible one. Be sure that those devotees of the motherland, who stand out for their impeccable service, will steadily ascend to join the brilliant constellation of the outstanding Armenian commanders.”