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The Naval Signal Brigade 602 attaches legal education to military discipline management

In order to build clean, strong party organizations and comprehensively strong units, the Signal Brigade 602 under the Navy has carried out a number of solutions simultaneously. To that end, emphasis has been placed on conducting the work of legal propaganda, dissemination and education in association with discipline management.

First of all, the Brigade’s Party Committee and commanders have always attached importance to strictly grasping and executing higher echelons’ directives and resolutions, including the Directive 91/CT-BQP, dated November 22, 2016 by the Ministry of National Defence on "Strengthening discipline management, education and practice in the Vietnam People's Army," the Circular 192/2016/TT-BQP, dated December 26, 2016 by the Ministry of National Defence on “Regulations on the application of disciplinary forms, order, procedures, and time limits and the authority to take disciplinary action within the Ministry of National Defence" as well as the directives of the Navy’s Party Committee and Command and the plans and instructions by the Navy’s Department of Staff on legal propaganda, dissemination and education. Grounded on those documents, the Brigade’s Party Committee has issued a specialized Resolution on discipline management within the Unit. Then, commanders, political commissar, and junior political commissars at all levels have concretized and put it into their units’ action programs and plans in a serious and effective manner. The Brigade’s Party Committee has assigned the Deputy Political Commissar to be in charge of legal education, while promoting the role of political agencies, political officers and mass organizations, ensuring that the Resolution would be translated into life and contribute to drastically changing the Bridage’s discipline practice.

Due to the scattered locations of units and different levels of perception among the service members, attention has been paid to renewing methods of education to be relevant to each group of troops. Adhering to higher echelons’ plans on legal dissemination and education, units within the Brigade have held classes for cadres and soldiers to study and master legal documents, decrees, circulars and instructions. Focuses of education have been placed on the basics of the 2015 Military Service Law, the Law on Officers of the Vietnam People's Army (2014), the 2018 National Defence Law, the 2018 Coast Guard Law, the 2018 Cyber ​​Security Law, the 2018 Denunciation Law, the 2018 Anti-Corruption Law, the Law on Protection of State Secrets (2018), and the Decree 162/2013/ND-CP by the Government stipulating on the Handling of Administrative Violations in the Seas, the Islands, and the Continental Shelf of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.

In particular, importance has been attached to firmly grasping the Resolution  No.1438 by the Standing Board of the Naval Party Committee on "Strengthening discipline practice, building military standard order, innovating the working style, meeting task requirements in the new situation," the Directive 22/CT-TM, dated July 5, 2019 by the Chief of the General Staff, on measures for the State’s law and military discipline education and management and safety assurance within the Vietnam People's Army, and the Decision 7327 by the Navy’s Commander on "Strengthening personnel management, building military standard order and ensuring safety."

In addition to the legal education topics prescribed by higher echelons, emphasis has also been placed on ensuring communications and traffic safety. Thereby, officers and soldiers could improve their understanding about the State’s law, Military discipline and regulations on ensuring communications, and applying them to their daily practice in order to maintain discipline, build a strong unit, and successfully accomplish all assigned work.

Attention has been paid to directing units to actively renew the methods of legal propaganda, dissemination and education so as to constantly improve the effectiveness of this work. While implementing the annual political and legal education plan, units have adopted a number of good, creative methods to combine legal study with the activities like legal knowledge competitions, newspapers reading, the radio listening, television watching, seminars and propaganda via internal radio systems, panels, posters, bulletine boards, and festival and cultural exchange programs with local youth unions, etc. Annually, officials from the Navy’s Procuracy, Court and Judgement Enforcement Agency are invited to deliver law lessons to the Brigade’s officers and soldiers. In addition, due regard has been paid to effectively exploiting, managing and using Legal Bookcases within battalions and companies. New legal books, newspapers, and documents have regularly been supplemented. Book rotation between units has also been conducted to better serve the reading demand of officers and soldiers.

Once a month, the Legal Study Day is organized at units, with a view to thoroughly grasping new documents, especially those related to military-defence tasks, policies and regulations on discipline management and opportunely informing troops about violations of discipline and traffic accidents in the Army, the Navy and their units. The "Legal Study Day" has been organized in diverse forms, such as studying and grasping the laws, holding law seminars, exchange programs and discussions, researching and studying laws through the mass media, and integrating the dissemination of legal documents with the organization of other activities of agencies and units, etc.

To achieve better outcomes of legal education, the Brigade has directed units to associate legal propaganda, dissemination and education with the implementation of the 12th Politburo's Directive 05-CT/TW, the campaign entitled "promoting the tradition, devoting talents, deserving to be Uncle Ho's Soldiers - Naval Soldiers" and the movements, namely "maintaining unity and coordination, determining to firmly protect the national sovereignty over seas and islands" and "the Youth takes the initiative in the fight against crime, drug, and prostitution."

In addition, great value has been attached to cooperating with the local party committees and authorities in legal propaganda and education, propaganda on the national sovereignty over seas and islands as well as social evil prevention and combat. Consideration has been given to regularly giving notification of political security and social order and safety across the country, the Army, and the Navy, opportunely orienting all officers and soldiers’ ideology, building their political will and giving instructions on their action.

In order to create a drastic change in the awareness and action of officers and soldiers, the Brigade’s commanders have directed the units to closely combine legal education with measures for discipline management. Attention has been paid to regularly educating, thoroughly grasping and strictly implementing higher echelons’ resolutions, directives and regulations on maintaining military standard order, managing discipline and ensuring safety, effectively realizing the breakthroughs, especially on "military standard order building, modernity and troop management," inspecting the observance of the regulations, and ensuring communications and traffic safety.

Significance has been attached to effectively implementing the movements, such as "Naval Youth upholds military standard order building" and "the Brigade 602’s Youth heightens traffic culture," and the models, namely "Youth Union without smoking," “work safety, traffic safety, and no discipline violation," thereby creating solid changes in law and discipline practice. A focus has been placed on closely combining training and combat readiness with military standard order building and discipline practice so as to make significant improvements in the Brigade’s officers and soldiers’ awareness and actions.

Leaders and commanders at all levels have strengthened the inspection and management of facilities, materials, weapons, technical equipment, aiming at preventing fire, explosion and incidents.

Commanders and junior commissars at all levels have upheld their responsibility for commanding their units and taking responsibility for their units’ discipline practice, especially on the national holidays and days off. They also have had resolute actions to prevent officers and soldiers from involving in social evils, seriously violating discipline, and causing training and working incidents and traffic accidents. Attention has been paid to grasping soldiers’s ideology and the internal situation and cooperating closely with soldiers’ families and their local party committees and authorities in managing troops’ ideological situation, promptly detecting and strictly handling violations of the State’s law and the Military discipline.

As a result, the vast majority of the Brigade’s officers and soldiers have always strictly obeyed the State’s law, the Military discipline, and the instructions and regulations by the Navy and its Staff Department, and the Brigade. In 2019, the Brigade had no serious disciplinary violation and the rate of common disciplinary violations was less than 0.2%. The Brigade’s Party Committee was recognized as a typical clean and strong party organization while the Brigade was rated as a comprehensively strong unit. The Brigade’s Party Committee was awarded a Certificate of Merit, the Brigade was given the title of Determined to Win Unit, 36 collectives and 119 individuals across the Brigade were rewarded in various forms.

Raising the quality of law propaganda, dissemination and education for troops in association with discipline management is a rountine and effective strategy by the Naval Signal Brigade 602, which has made great contributions to improving troops’ legal awareness and practice, ensuring good communications in all the tasks of the Navy, and providing a basis for firmly controlling and protecting the national sovereignty over seas and islands in all situations.

Captain Dinh Xuan Bay, the Brigade’s Commissar

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