Armenia Marks Tenth Anniversary of Military Academy

YEREVAN (NoyanTapan)–During a June 27 ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of Armenia’s Vazgen Sargisian Military Institute–270 graduates received their diplomas and military shoulder-straps in the presence of President Robert Kocharian–Prime Minister Antranig Margarian–Defense Minister Serge Sargisian–parliamentarians–government officials and high-ranking military personnel.

The prime minister said that the institute–established during arduous times for the newly independent Armenia–has succeeded in preparing experienced and skilled military personnel.

"If Azerbaijan had the slightest doubt about the Armenian Army’s military power–they would have surely restarted the war by now," said the Defense Ministry’s Chief of Staff and Defense Minister Colonel General Mikhael Harutyunian.

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