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CLAN Target Group Presentation


University Of Pitesti
Manuela Ciucurel
Alina Vasile

CLAN – Continuous Learning for Adults with Needs

Grant Agreement 2007-3569/001-001
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for
any use which may be made of the information contained therein

Study population

The present study was conducted in one of the three romanian training
schools for the military - Mihai Viteazul Military Training School (Romanian:
Şcoala de aplicaţie pentru unităţi de luptă “Mihai Viteazul” sau Şcoala de aplicaţie
pentru tancuri şi auto “Mihai Viteazul”).
The subjects were 33 instructors providing weapon training programs for
officers, warrant officers and enlisted men.

Mihai Viteazul Military Training School – general presentation

Mihai Viteazul Military Training School is part of the training units of the
Romanian Land Forces.

Romanian Land Forces (Romanian: Forţele Terestre Române) is the most

important component of the Romanian Armed Forces. It is a part of national as well
as multinational military structures.

Romanian Armed Forces (Romanian: Forţele Armate Române or Armata

Română), founded in 1860, is headquarted in Bucharest and comprises three service
braches: Land Forces, Naval Forces and Air Foces.

Romanian Land Forces includes the following branches: Infantry, Mountain

hunters, Artillery, Cavalry, Paratroopers, NBC.

Although dating from 1860, modernization took place after 1996, due to
specific governmental actions (mainly, increasing the military budget).
Improvement is seen in areas like equipment modernization, professionalisation of
units, reorganization of the command system, implementation of the voluntary
military service (from 2006)

Presently, the Romanian Military is undergoing a process of restructuring,

consisting in structure modernization, personnel reducing and technological
improvement to meet NATO standards. It is now a modern, operational army and
one of the most important new members of NATO (joining NATO took place in March
2004), participating to peacekeeping international missions together with other NATO

Also, it is planned for operational integration in NATO and EU to happen until
2015, with full technical integration in NATO and EU estimated until 2025).

As for the present organisation of the Romanian Land Forces, a few

remarks can be made:

 manpower: about 45,800 military personnel;

 career paths (ranks): officers (Ofiţeri); warrant officers (Maiştrii militari);

enlisted men (subofiţeri)

 operational structure: territorial corps and battalions are organized into

two Infantry Divisions, the Bucharest Garrison, the Honor Regiment, and a
few independent supporting battalions as well as a series of instruction
 stated mission:

- executing various military actions, with terrestrial or aeromobile character

- conducting operations and defensive or offensive battles, for capture, or

destruction of the invading enemy

- conducting military operations outside the national territory, together with

international military forces

There are three military high schools (Câmpulung Moldovenesc, Alba Iulia and
Breaza), one military academy (Sibiu), one officers school (Piteşti), 3 training
schools (Sibiu, Piteşti, Buzău) and 9 training battalions.

These military schools and training units are directly subordinated to the
central headquarters.

Mihai Viteazul Military Training School

- Military Institute for Armoured Warfare-

Location: Pitesti, Arges - Romania

Institution type: Military educational institution - higher education school for officers,
warrant officers and enlisted man

General mission: provides training for the armored warfare (army Humvees;
armoured vehicles; infantry fighting vehicles; battle tanks; high mobility vehicles)

Technical as well as tactical elements are included in the curricula.

Year founded: 1919

Present form: institutionalized in 1997
Training duration: 4 years

Job Requirements
Main objective: to train and instruct specialized military personnel for peace, crisis,
war and postwar operatios and missions

Specific objectives and tasks

1. Educational tasks:

Mihai Viteazul Military Training School provides initial and continuous

professional training for the following military branches: Infantry, Mountain
hunters and Tanks, according to military career requirements and NATO standards
and procedures.

Main activities:

 providing continuous training for officers, warrant officers and enlisted men;

 providing

 career courses and specialization courses for a peculiar type of weapon;

 providing English language courses;

 providing Information technology courses;

 providing training and assessment for international missions;

2. Instructional tasks

This type of tasks are designed to instruct both the commanders and their
subordinates according to NATO requirements for modern weapons.
The objective is to form well-trained people for individual as well as team
work, ensuring optimal functioning of the military both in a major conflict and in a
rapid intervention against any type of treath.

Main activities:
- instructing commanders in organizational and leadership abilities;

- troop instruction: training the military / volunteers / soldiers for Infantry,

Mountain hunters and Tanks

3. Organizational and legal-related tasks

- promoting collaboration with other military institutions;

- submitting legal proposals, assessing legal regulations related to the
- proposing normative acts
- manuals, guides for weapon utilization;
- developing new types of equipment / weapon for the Romanian army

4. International missions related tasks

- instructing the military for outside international missions

- assessing military training