Media: in the Russian army will no longer be officers-sergeants

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MOSCOW, December 29. /TASS/. The defense Ministry before the end of the year will reassign all the so-called officers-sergeants – officers appointed to posts of sergeants and foremen. About this newspaper “Izvestia”.

In the course of military reform of 2008-2012, the then defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, it was decided on the reduction of officer posts, the officers offered or discharged, or to take inappropriate their education post, the newspaper reminds. So, for the year (2009-2010) number of officer positions decreased from 335 thousand to 150 thousand were Also abolished titles of warrant officers. “Izvestiya” noted that at the peak of reforms in the status of “officers-sergeants” was about 10 thousand people.

“At the moment the situation is fully stabilized, – told “Izvestia” Deputy defense Minister Nikolai Pankov. – Until the end of the year, the remaining officers will be reassigned. There are plans for building the armed forces and linked to this, the recruitment for officer positions. This ensures that each graduate of a military Academy appointment appropriate to his rank and skills the position”.