Azerbaijan puts special focus on the improvement of the training and education of the Armed Forces. In the framework of cooperation programmes with NATO and Allies, education and training represents an area where the MOD has been making major efforts and good progress and has developed a plan.
Several objectives of the Azerbaijan IPAP document aim at the integration of the NATO standards in the national military training and education system. As a long term objective, this includes a modification of the national military training and education programmes and curricula based on agreed NATO standards, embracing basic, tactical, operational and strategic level courses and NCO training.
To further reinforce the application of NATO standards in the education and training, following the decision of the MOD, Azerbaijan has requested the NATO’s (International Staff) support to further develop and improve certain areas of the national military training and education system. In this context, Azerbaijan has been continuing to improve its professional military education system with the support of NATO Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP), since 2008.
This programme provides tailored practical support to Azerbaijan for developing and reforming its professional military education system and fosters the defence reforms. Currently, the main efforts of the programme are focused on the areas of curriculum and faculty development at the Military College and Military High School of the Armed Forces. In addition to that, within the DEEP programme, Azerbaijan learns NATO’s ADL experience to ensure its education and training is effective, efficient and reflected academic and industry advancements.