The celebration of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Day

On 23rd November the Baltic Defence College staff members and Lithuanian students were invited by COL Albertas Dapkus, the Senior National Representative, to celebrate the Lithuanian Armed Forces Day. This year Lithuania celebrates the 99th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Lithuanian Armed Forces.


The celebration of the Armed Forces Day encompasses a number of events across Lithuania including military parades, military equipment expositions, concerts and decoration ceremonies. In his opening speech COL Dapkus explained the historical background of the Lithuanian Armed Forces and the current achievements, and highlighted the importance of the Baltic Defence College as Professional Military Education organization which is strongly contributing to professional development of Lithuanian senior officers and civil servants.

(Lithuanian contingent together with the Commandant Major General Andis Dilāns and Deputy Commandant/ Chief of Staff Colonel Jean Trudel)

The Lithuanian Armed Forces were founded by the then-Prime Minister Augustinas Voldemaras on November 23, 1918, who signed the Order creating a legal basis for formation of the Armed Forces. The present-day Lithuanian Armed Forces were re-established on 25 April 1990 and now consists of the Land, Air, Navy and Special Operations Force.


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