National Army General Staff
The emblem of the Republic of Moldova National Army is the unique heraldic sign of the National Army. Its elements are taken from Republic of Moldova Coat of Arms and national tradition. The main element of the emblem is the cross eagle. The Eagle was one of the main emblems adopted by our Roman ancestors to be placed on the banners of the legions heads. Its golden color, the same as in antiquity, makes the ancient tradition closer to its nowadays military sense. The Eagle has a cross in its beak. Due to this element of Moldova's people's spirituality, the eagle turned to be different from the eagles of other nations that have inherited the Roman symbol. The Eagle wears in its right claw a sword. The Sword is a noble weapon that symbolizes, first of all, military status, expressing his bravery - his main virtue - and power - double significance function. The power of the sword can be destructive in relation to evil, injustice, aggression. Yet, it may be also constructive when it is to guard peace, justice and honor.The Mace from the eagle's left claw - another military weapon, used in wrestling - fight at close quarters - added to its military acceptance a sense of dignity and sovereign power. The mace, the sword and the crown were the three heraldic tools of the Moldovan Country Ruler, which embodied the supreme sovereign military and secular power within the state. The shield on the eagle's chest has a shape, composition and glazes similar to the ones of the main shield of Republic of Moldova Coat of Arms. It also has a similar meaning and it is a clear thread connecting the state and one of its most important tools - the army. The Crown which the cross eagle is attached to has ancient origin too. It has similarities with the Roman military wreath elements. The Bay Branch comes from the triumphal crown (Corona Triumphalis), a crown worn by famous triumphing generals in time of these ceremonies. Thus, the bay will always be the symbol of everlasting glory gained with the help of arms and mind. The Oak Branch comes from the civic crown, a crown granted as a reward to the wrestler who saved a citizen in a battle. To get it, it was not enough to save a legionary in danger. One needed to kill the aggressor, keeping the land where the fight took place. The oak symbolizes both, the moral and physical power, force, strength, endurance, longevity, height, again both in term of spiritual and material acceptance. Roman symbolism put the mark on the native Dacian and Celtic symbols in term of the mythic role of oak. The old forest, where the oak is the dominant tree and symbolizes the concept itself, was a concrete shelter in old times, a natural fortress against invaders. Thus, the oak became the symbol of military strength. Moldova between the Prut and Dniester Rivers was a forest area one day. The Tricolor ribbon that binds the two branches is the national flag. It makes the significance of the bay and the oak individual from the ethnical point of view, known by other nations too.
Scope of responsibility:
1. Personnel management;
2. Organization and preparation for mobilization;
3. Coordination of the draft conscription activity;
4. Social problems and psychological evaluation of personnel;
5. Task organization development;
The Personnel Directorate is a specialized structure of the General Staff that provides the following:
1. Application and promotion of policies, rules and concepts expressed in human resource field.
2. Active human resource management in term of enlarging its responsibilities, organization and control of selection, conscription and distribution of personnel to supplement military structures according to operational requirements.
3. Management and coordination of psychological and sociological activities within military structures, civic education and preparation of youth for military service in the armed forces.
4. Social protection of veterans and cooperation with various veterans' organizations for education means, cultural and educational training of personnel and military teams.
5. Design of military structures in compliance with operational requirements and current and future objectives of the concepts of Armed Forces design and development of the Armed Forces in the range of its responsibilities.
6. Determination and maintenance of data on current and future needs to supplement contract-based military structures, conscripts and cover these needs.
7. Planning of staff to join military structures, developing current and future requirements of potential conscription sources, organizing draft and conscription to the military service.
8. Organization and keeping of records of human resources, using human resources and all necessary staff for generating force in peacetime.
9. Organization and management of orchestral services, activities with the participation of military orchestras.
The Personnel Directorate is working in professional coordination with:
1. Staff of the force categories of the military and arm commands.
2. Educational structures in the military force.
3. Administrative and military institutions.
4. Military orchestras of military units and institutions.
The first central structure of military operations of the National Army, as part of the Ministry of Defense, was founded on April 24, 1992, in compliance with the order of Minister of Defense based on Republic of Moldova presidential decree on "The reorganization of the Defense Department and state security within the Ministry of Defense" no. 19 as of February 5, 1992, coordinating strategic and operative-strategic operations, carried out with staff both on national territory and outside it.
Scope of Responsibility:
1. Operations planning;
2. Operations support;
3. Warfare capacity;
4. Special Operations;
5. Information, psychological operations;
6. Analysis and evaluation;
7. Secretariat and Record Office.
The J3 Operations Directorate is a specialized structure of the General Staff that:
1. Plans strategic operations;
2. Develops plan-based orders of action and coordinates their implementation;
3. Coordinates the implementation of measures and actions meant to support operations;
4. Manages leaders, command and control in the National Army;
5. Coordinates and evaluates warfare capacity;
6. Coordinates operative activities of strategic command;
7. Coordinates and carries out special and information operations activities;
8. Develops operational requirements of doctrines, manuals, rules and guidelines typical of military operations area.
J3 Operations Directorate works in professional coordination with:
1. Operations structures of military force categories, weapons and operations command;
2. Forces for special operations from military force categories;
3. Liaison Teams, NATO and coalition command officers.
J 4/8 Resource Planning Directorate is a specialized structure of the National Army General Staff responsible for planning and providing financial resources, ensuring pensions for retired military personnel, in compliance with the legislation in force.
Scope of Responsibility:
1. Planning of financial resources for maintaining the National Army
2. Organization of accounting of allocated funds and material goods, their use in accordance with the legislation in force.
3. Financial support of the National Army.
4. Setting, indexation, control of the payment of pensions and provision of facilities for retired military and family members of servicemen.
5. Support of full payment of entitlements to workers and military officials according to a particular deadline in compliance with legal and regulatory acts in force.
6. Analysis, generalization and submission of the report on the National Army budget execution.
7. Establishment of allocations, allowances and compensations to war invalids and participants from retired military staff.
. Resource Planning Section
. Retirement Pay Supply Section
To develop the necessary legislations, regulations, and documentations to support the military leaders' decisions in the strategic planning and to implement the political-military, military programs and projects that have been planned for cooperation at national and international level in the actions conducted by the forces in peacetime, contingency and wartime.
II. Scope of Responsibility
. development of strategies;
. force planning;
. planning of transformation and coordination process;
. planning and coordination of cooperation in the security area
III. Organizational Structure
.Strategic Planning Branch
.Military Cooperation Branch
J5 Strategic Planning Directorate was founded on July 4, 2005, upon approval of the organization of the National Army General Staff. On July 7, 2005, Lieutenant-Colonel Constantin Aurel Fondos was appointed as the first head of J5 Strategic Planning Directorate, based on Minister of Defense Order.
V. Command of the directorate
Chief of Strategic Planning Directorate:
Deputy Chief of Strategic Planning Directorate:
. LTC Oleg MULCO
VI. Developed and Managed Documents
All national and international structures that are linked to military planning and participating in planning activities, as well as activities in the framework of "Partnership for Peace", are working through the J5 Strategic Planning Directorate. The following achievements may be mentioned within the military development area:
1. Concept of reorganization and modernization of the National Army (approved through the decision of the Supreme Security Council on May 13, 2005)
2. State plan for reorganization and development of the Armed Forces for the years 2005-2008 (approved by Republic of Moldova President - Supreme Commander of Armed Forces on March 23, 2005)
3. Currently, the Strategic Planning Directorate develops the draft Concept of Strategic Planning System in the National Army, etc.
The J6 Communication and Information Systems (CIS) Directorate deals with the development and implementation of policies, regulations, concepts and plans in communication and information system, information security, the National Army CIS management and progress.
The Directorate of Communication and Automatic Systems Management of the General Staff was founded on April 24, 1992.
- planning section;
- information systems development section.
The heraldic J6 emblem represents:
- the eagle, turning head to the right, holding in its beak a golden cross, and in its claws "Zeus lightning", simbolized public security based on power and courage. The "Zeus lightning" also represents asknowledged symbols of electromagnetic emission to all media.
- the shield laying on the breast of an eagle means the connection between the state and one of its most important tools - the National Army, and it is the specific sign of the echelon;
- the inscription "DIRECŢIE COMUNICAŢII ŞI SISTEME INFORMAŢIONALE" makes the heraldic emblem distinct;
- the bottom tricolor ribbon is our National flag.
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