Shoigu: the new law on the service contract will improve the quality of the troops manning

Sergei Shoigu

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MOSCOW, 2 may. /TASS/. The act, citizens with secondary vocational education to be held contract service instead of compulsory military service will increase the quality of recruitment of troops, said defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on a conference call.

He recalled that on April 21, a law was passed that allows citizens with secondary vocational education to undergo military service under the contract instead of compulsory military service. Previously, this right was granted only to persons with higher education.

“The law is aimed at further improving the quality of the troops manning by contract servicemen, ensuring competitive selection of the most demanded military occupational specialty. We are interested in the troops was motivated to the service and having the need for the Armed forces civilian profession,” – said Shoigu.

The Minister noted that 67% of those who entered the military service under the contract, have higher or vocational secondary education.

“I ask commanders of the Armed forces, commanders of military districts and branches of the military as soon as possible to organize work on realization of the specified Federal law,” – said Shoigu.