POTD: Latvian National Defense Academy

Eric B
by Eric B

The world is hungry for visual storytelling, and TFB’s Photo Of The Day does its best to keep the feed live. The Latvian National Defense Academy (NDA), also known as the Latvijas Nacionālā Aizsardzības akadēmija in Latvian, is an educational institution dedicated to providing military and security education and training in Latvia. It serves as the primary institution for the professional development and education of military officers, non-commissioned officers, and civilian personnel in the Latvian National Armed Forces.

The training of cadets of the Latvian National Defense Academy is taking place in Ventspils region
From March 20 to 26, the course of commanders of the Infantry Division for the cadets of the Latvian National Defense Academy will be held in Ances and Tārgales parishes of Ventspils region.

The Latvian National Defense Academy (NDA) is a prestigious educational institution located in Riga, Latvia. It serves as the primary higher education institution for military and security studies in Latvia and is responsible for training and educating officers for the Latvian National Armed Forces.

The Heckler & Koch G36 in action.

The NDA offers a range of academic programs and courses in various fields related to defense and security. These include military science, security and strategic studies, leadership and management, international relations, and other related disciplines. The academy provides both bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

The primary mission of the Latvian National Defense Academy is to develop and educate military professionals who possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and competencies to contribute effectively to Latvia’s defense and security. The academy places a strong emphasis on leadership development, critical thinking, decision-making, and ethical behavior.

In addition to academic education, the NDA also offers practical training and exercises to enhance the students’ understanding of military operations, tactics, and strategy. The academy maintains close ties with the Latvian National Armed Forces, providing students with opportunities for practical application of their knowledge.

The Latvian National Defense Academy collaborates with various international partners and institutions, participating in exchange programs, joint research projects, and hosting international conferences and seminars. This promotes international cooperation and contributes to the professional development of both students and faculty members.

Source: Latvijas armija

Eric B
Eric B

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  • TDog TDog on Jul 13, 2023

    Shown here: 28% of the Latvian population undergoing training.

  • I_the_jury I_the_jury on Jul 13, 2023

    I've tried the 43x and the 48, absolute dogshit triggers. I don't know why they can't figure it out on the small frames.