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Qualification: Professional Bachelor’s Degree in Land Force Military Leadership, Lieutenant (NAA)

Professional Bachelor’s Degree in Land Force Military Leadership, Lieutenant (NAA)

Qualification Information

The aim of the study programme is:
- to provide an opportunity;
- to acquire all the necessary knowledge and skills in Military Leadership;
- to develop decision making and problem solving skills, and also skills to command his/her unit in diverse and constantly changing or unclear circumstances during peace-time and when the state is under threat, including extreme and dangerous environment, enhancing development of a versatile personality;
- to instruct competent military commanders of different levels, who are competitive at an international level , and are able;
- to put into practice their knowledge and skills acquired, as well as;
- to demonstrate understanding, thus attesting a high standard of professionalism.

Study outcome:
- to be able to command staff, supervise the duties of subordinate structures, assume responsibility for decisions taken and their consequences;
- to adhere to high standards of ethics, act within the law, feel responsible for the influence of professional activity upon the environment and society, ensuring cooperation with the government, foreign and municipal institutions, legal entities and individuals within their field of operation;
- to be able to use the acquired knowledge in business management and personnel psychology to achieve the goals set,
- supervising their implementation, taking decisions and making changes with the purpose to optimize the task.



Competences:

1. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of notion:
1.1. national military defence strategy;
1.2. cooperation principles of different forces (sea/air/land);
1.3. international treaties and agreements;
1.4. regulatory enactments of the NATO and the European Union, hierarchy and application thereof;
1.5. structure and main objectives of the NATO, as well as its history and operations;
1.6. global and national political and economic processes.
2. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of understanding of:
2.1. supply organization principles  of various classes of weapons (artillery, engineers, anti-aircraft units, etc.);
2.2. civil-military cooperation (cooperation with the state and public institutions and media);
2.3. structure, arms,, tactics  of the NAF, NATO and the conditional opponent;
2.4. military pedagogy, management and psychology basics;
2.5. procedures for drafting laws and regulations;
2.6. physical fitness, physiology, training program development;
2.7. work in the intercultural business/military environment and business etiquette, protocol, tradition;
2.8. protection from weapons of mass destruction;
2.9. history of warfare;
2.10. project management;
2.11. professional terminology in the official language and one of the NATO official languages.
3. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of use:
3.1. all kinds of military operations (at one's profession level) – planning, analysis, implementation thereof;
3.2. decision-making process, management and control cycle (situation awareness, planning, issuance of orders, monitoring / control);
3.3. requirements and standard governing of the NAF structure, mission, arms, machinery, equipment maintenance, ensuring of application task execution according to the speciality;
3.4. management and use of the communication systems;
3.5. information technologies and office equipment;
3.6. presentation skills;
3.7. staff management and staff management in the increased tension/stress conditions;
3.8. training preparation and management, training analysis and evaluation (including planning, organization, management, control and evaluation of training of high and increased danger);
3.9. principles of professional and general ethics;
3.10. provision of the first aid;
3.11. document management;
3.12. environmental protection;
3.13. official language;
3.14. one of the NATO official languages.



Skills:

1. To manage subordinate staff (up to 40 soldiers and civilian employees) at the time of peace and national hazards in various extreme and hazardous environments, ensuring the readiness of the staff to execute everyday and battle tasks.
2. To analyse the received orders and tasks, plan, organize and supervise execution thereof in accordance with the task, situation and standard procedures.
3. To adopt and define one's decision and monitor the execution thereof.
4. To identify the most important tasks of the  concurrent service tasks and organize execution thereof in the order of priority.
5. To show initiative and take responsibility for one's decisions and actions.
6. To plan and provide military training of the subdivision soldiers, manage implementation thereof and personally participate in the subordinate staff training.
7. To plan and manage activities to strengthen military discipline, soldier training and team building.
8. To have good knowledge of international, state, and state defence regulations in the field of national security and defence and apply them as required.
9. To be able to handle and use environment-specific (sea/air/land) military equipment and facilities.
10. To know the design and operating principles of specific military equipment, machinery and facilities, as well as maintenance requirements and standards in accordance with the speciality.
11. Ability to analyse and use statistical data of environmental measurements (meteorological, synoptic, etc.) according to the environmental specific character and the mission.
12. To know and use standard operation procedures of specific military environment (sea/air/land).
13. To supervise and manage specific military operations in accordance with the level and place of the subordinate subdivision in the overall military mission.
14. To be aware of the service environment specific character (sea/air/land) and related laws and regulations.
15. To have good knowledge of protocol and business communication requirements.
16. To analytically use information available to execute the service tasks.
17. To carry out tasks both individually and in a team, lead the group, execute leader’s functions.
18. To work in psychologically challenging situations and get involved in problem-solving.
19. To understand and use psychology and pedagogy principles and methods when working with the staff.
20. To understand and use data obtaining, processing and systematization technologies, use office equipment.
21. To prepare and deliver presentations.
22. To organize cooperation with the national and local government institutions, non-governmental organizations and the media by observing communication business etiquette.
23. To independently acquire new knowledge and skills independently.
24. To use professional terminology in the official language and at least one of the NATO official languages.
25. To have a good command of the official language.
26. To have a good command of at least one of the NATO official languages.
27. To communicate orally and in writing and draw up documents in accordance with the language and document management requirements.
28. To observe and comply with the basic principles of professional and general ethics.
29. To provide the first aid in case of emergency.
30. To observe the environmental protection regulatory requirements during the execution of the official duties and tasks.



Knowledge:

1. To manage subordinate staff (up to 40 soldiers and civilian employees) at the time of peace and national hazards in various extreme and hazardous environments, ensuring the readiness of the staff to execute everyday and battle tasks.
2. To analyse the received orders and tasks, plan, organize and supervise execution thereof in accordance with the task, situation and standard procedures.
3. To adopt and define one's decision and monitor the execution thereof.
4. To identify the most important tasks of the  concurrent service tasks and organize execution thereof in the order of priority.
5. To show initiative and take responsibility for one's decisions and actions.
6. To plan and provide military training of the subdivision soldiers, manage implementation thereof and personally participate in the subordinate staff training.
7. To plan and manage activities to strengthen military discipline, soldier training and team building.
8. To have good knowledge of international, state, and state defence regulations in the field of national security and defence and apply them as required.
9. To be able to handle and use environment-specific (sea/air/land) military equipment and facilities.
10. To know the design and operating principles of specific military equipment, machinery and facilities, as well as maintenance requirements and standards in accordance with the speciality.
11. Ability to analyse and use statistical data of environmental measurements (meteorological, synoptic, etc.) according to the environmental specific character and the mission.
12. To know and use standard operation procedures of specific military environment (sea/air/land).
13. To supervise and manage specific military operations in accordance with the level and place of the subordinate subdivision in the overall military mission.
14. To be aware of the service environment specific character (sea/air/land) and related laws and regulations.
15. To have good knowledge of protocol and business communication requirements.
16. To analytically use information available to execute the service tasks.
17. To carry out tasks both individuall

Reference Data

EQF Level:
Thematic area:
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Location:
NQF Level: 
6
Awarding body: 

- National Defence Academy of Latvia

Awarding body contact info: 

EZERMALAS IELA 6/8, RĪGA, LV-1014
Tālr.: 67076881
Fakss: 67076888
E-pasts: naa@mil.lv

Source of information: 
National occupation classification: 

ISCO-08

Relationship type: 

Lieutenant (0110 09)

Access requirements: 

Certificate of general secondary education or Diploma of vocational secondary education

Ways to acquire: 

Formal (through education programmes)