About 900 officers of Russian military educational establishments had combat experience in Syria
About 900 officers of Russian military educational establishments, including chiefs, had combat experience in Syria. This was stated by the State Secretary – Deputy Defence Minister Nikolai Pankov at the Army and Defence Industrial Complex roundtable conference held in course of the Army 2017 International Military Technical Forum.
According to the Deputy Defence Minister, combat-experienced officers have become the part of military educational establishments within last few years.
As Nikolai Pankov stated, about 900 officers, including chiefs of educational establishments, 69 heads of departments, 121 professors and senior lecturers, and 346 lecturers had worked in Syria. Presence of practical skills is very important for the military education system, he added.