A pilot advanced training and professional level course has started for the logistics command and control organizations personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
The training course on logistics will focus on logistics support and management in the NATO member states and the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In the opening remarks, Chief of the UNDU Operational Support and Logistics Institute Colonel Oleksandr Matsko referred to General-Major Ivan Havryliuk who said: “Tactical level of training a professional military logistician requires four-five years. We do not have that much time. That is the reason why the Armed Forces of Ukraine took the responsibility for preparing such professionals through a set of advanced training and retraining courses. In the current environment, this is the only way to prepare military logistic officers within a short period of time.”
In order for the course participants to thoroughly study issues in the field of organization and management of logistics according to the NATO standards, foreign logistics SMEs joined to take part in the course: Advisor of the NATO Mission to Ukraine on logistics issues – Colonel Zbigniew Lenarchik, Director of the Multinational Logistics Coordination Center of the Czech Armed Forces – Colonel Jan Gusak, Deputy Commander of Operation ORBITAL – Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Wagstaff, Logistics SMEs of the Canadian Training Mission to Ukraine "Operation UNIFIER" – Captain Joani Garnon and Warrant Officer Travis Budro, as well as a U.S. DEAG Advisor on Logistics Major David Ross.
The representative of the foreign delegation Colonel Jan Gusak mentioned that over the first three days of the course, interaction between the logistical bodies of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and NATO will be overviewed, the life-cycle management issues will be discussed, and the review of the management and planning of material support in the Armed Forces of the Alliance member states will be conducted.
Upon completion of the two-week course training, students will be able to organize their own activities, choose typical methods and ways of performing professional tasks, evaluate efficiency and quality of those tasks, manage their stocks and flows of materials in their area of work.