YEREVAN (Armenpress)-The number of Armenian males applying to the country’s military academies and choosing a career in the military is up from previous years, reported the Defense Ministry of Armenia.
According to Murad Isakhanian, head of the Defense Ministry’s Education and Personal Affairs Department 584 young men have applied to Armenia’s Vazgen Sargsyan Military Academy this year. The academy, considered Armenia’s most prestigious military academy, only admits 300 applicants a year. 179 men have also applied this year to the Armenak Khanperiants air defense institute, which only accepts 20 applicants a year.
Isakhanian also said that the number of applicants to the academy is up from last year. Among the applicants this year are residents from the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
He said the military academy will be training in intelligence, infantry and tank and artillery officers.