Vision and Mission
The vision of BALTDEFCOL is to be a high quality and widely respected international military educational institution.
The Mandate of the College is to educate:
1. General Staff Officers - Joint Command and General Staff Course (JCGSC);
2. Leaders of Transformation - Higher Command Studies Course (HCSC);
3. Senior Civil Servants - Civil Servants Course (CSC);
4. Short-term tailored courses according to the request from the Baltic states.
With the new Joint Course set to report to the Baltic Defence College in mid-August, preparations are already well-underway to receive the new Class.
On 22nd of May 2013 the delegation visited the Republic of Latvia. At the Parliament of Latvia, the delegation was welcomed by Mr Ainars Latkovskis, the Chairman of the Saeima’s Defence, International Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee. During the questions and answers session, the students were presented information about the role of Parliament in implementing the defence and security policy. The discussion also covered topics like funding of the defence policy and the biggest problems concerning defence policy issues and plans for the future.
At the Ministry of Defence Republic of Latvia the visitors were welcomed by the State Secretary of the MoD, Mr Jānis Sārts. After that the courses were presented a general overview of defence policy and plans of Latvia, defence planning process, Latvian Armed Forces development plan 2012-2024 and current investment programs.
Baltic Defence Study Tour 2013
The Joint Command and General Staff Course (JCGSC) and Civil Servant Course (CSC) from the Baltic Defence College are conducting the Baltic Defence Study Tour to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from May 19th till 24th 2013. The BALTDEFCOL delegation is led by the Commandant MG Vitalijus Vaikšnoras. A major objective of this tour is to deepen knowledge on defence planning and the Baltic States by meeting national parliamentarians, high-ranking civil servants and military officials dealing with defence policy and defence planning issues.
LG Arvydas Pocius, The Chief of Defence of the Republic of Lithuania, addressing the courses.
On 20 May BALTDEFCOL hosted the visit from the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS), a senior college of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.