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National Interests: Priorities and Security

Personnel provision for the national defense capability

Vol. 13, Iss. 1, JANUARY 2017

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Received: 2 September 2016

Received in revised form: 13 October 2016

Accepted: 31 October 2016

Available online: 27 January 2017


JEL Classification: А22, А23, O15, O32

Pages: 4-19


Vikulov S.F. Academy of Military Economics and Finance, Moscow, Russian Federation

Kosenko A.A. 46th Central Research Institute of Ministry of Defense of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation

Khrustalev E.Yu. Central Economics and Mathematics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation

Importance It is important and reasonable to consider issues of ensuring the national security and increase the defense capability of the State, since contemporary methods for dispute resolution, international terrorism and its upsurge are evidence of an increasing significance and role of defense capabilities. Reliable personnel provision seems to be the most critical component for strengthening the national defense capability.
Objectives The research analyzes the current condition of the staff training system for military organizations and enterprises in the military-industrial sector, and determines the most effective areas for incrementing defense-dedicated capabilities.
Methods We applied the methodology of management by objective and tools of a systems analysis.
Results We analyzed the condition of the Russian education system, results of its reforms and development trends. The article notes its weaknesses and suggests how it should be progressively reformed so to successfully provide necessary personnel and ensure defense capability of Russia.
Conclusions and Relevance To train highly professional specialists in defense, it is necessary to recover and continue the development of the Russian (Soviet) education system and arrange for an independent and uniform scientific and training complex, which would prepare specialists for the army, fleet, military science and defense industry. The findings can be used to improve the secondary, higher and post-graduate education in military, engineering and technological schools and R&D organizations that train specialists for military organizations and defense and industrial sector.

Keywords: defense capability, education, science, military organization


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