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Military education and training is a process which intends to establish and improve the capabilities of
military personnel Military personnel are members of the state's armed forces A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for warfare. It is typically authorized and maintained by a sovere ...
in their respective roles. Military training may be voluntary or compulsory duty. It begins with
recruit training Recruit training, more commonly known as basic training or regularly boot camp, refers to the initial instruction of new military personnel Military personnel are members of the state's armed forces A military, also known collectively as ...
, proceeds to education and training specific to military roles, and sometimes includes additional training during a military career. Directing staff are the military personnel who comprise the instructional staff at a military training institution. In some countries, military education and training are parts of the compulsory education. The organizers believe that military education can bring some benefits and experiences that cannot be obtained from normal class like setback education. Moreover, participants are able to learn more survival skills during the military education, like co-operations and resilience, which will help participants improve the capabilities of military personnel in their respective roles.


Recruit training

The primary and initial form of military training,
recruit training Recruit training, more commonly known as basic training or regularly boot camp, refers to the initial instruction of new military personnel Military personnel are members of the state's armed forces A military, also known collectively as ...
, makes use of various conditioning techniques to resocialize trainees into a military system, to ensure that they will obey all orders without hesitation, and to teach basic military skills. Resocialization as a
sociological Sociology is a social science Social science is the Branches of science, branch of science devoted to the study of society, societies and the Social relation, relationships among individuals within those societies. The term was formerl ...
concept involves the process of mentally and emotionally "retraining" individuals so that they can operate in a new environment; it promotes changes to an individual's attitudes and behaviours. The
drill instructor A drill instructor is a non-commissioned officer A non-commissioned officer (NCO) is a military officer who has not earned a commission. Non-commissioned officers usually obtain their position of authority by promotion through the enlisted ran ...
has the task of making the service members fit for military use.


Role-specific training

After their
recruit training Recruit training, more commonly known as basic training or regularly boot camp, refers to the initial instruction of new military personnel Military personnel are members of the state's armed forces A military, also known collectively as ...
, personnel may undergo further training specific to their military role, including the use of any specialist equipment. They are then normally deemed fit for military service.


Further training

Military personnel may continue to receive training during their career.


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Military academy A military academy or service academy is an educational institution which prepares candidates for service in the officer corps. It normally provides education in a military environment, the exact definition depending on the country concerned. ...

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Military academies in Russia Russia has a number of military academies of different specialties. This article primarily lists institutions of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation rather than those of the Soviet Armed Forces. Russian institutions designated as an "acade ...
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Refresher training Refresher training is an aspect of retraining Retraining or refresher training is the process of learning a new or the same old skill or trade for the same group of personnel. Retraining is required to be provided on a regular basis to avoid techno ...
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Staff college Staff colleges (also command and staff colleges and war college A war college is a senior military academy which is normally intended for veteran military officers and whose purpose is to educate and 'train on' senior military tacticians, strat ...
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Education Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, value (ethics), values, morals, beliefs, habits, and personal development. Educational methods include teaching, training, storytelling, discussion ...
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