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Unit 871 promotes tradition to improve the quality of learner management

On August 7th, 1971, the 300th Command Party Committee (under the General Staff) convened the first session and issued a resolution on the establishment of Unit 871. Through 50 years of development, combat, and growth, generations of its cadres, trainers, trainees, employees, and soldiers have overcome difficulties and hardships and stayed united to build up its glorious tradition of "Overcoming difficulties and being dedicated, thoughtful, and ready to receive and complete all assigned tasks”. With its achievements, the unit has been awarded with two Feat of Arms Medals (Second and Third class) and two Fatherland Protection Medals (Second and Third class) by the State. The State of the Lao People's Democratic Republic has also presented it a First-class Labor Medal, a Friendship Medal, and many other noble awards.

In response to the requirement of building a streamline, compact, and strong Army to meet the tasks of building and protecting the Fatherland in the new situation, the Unit has been assigned with new tasks, while its structure has been adjusted towards streamlining and compactness, that has resulted in the shortage and changes in the contingents of cadres at all level, difficulties in facility assurance, etc. To complete its assigned tasks, the Unit Party Committee and commanders have led and directed synchronously the contents and solutions and promoted the roles of organisations and forces to create a synergy for improving the quality of learner management.

First of all, promoting the role of Party committees, Party organisations, and presiding cadres at all levels. Thoroughly grasping and strictly performing the tasks assigned by the Ministry of National Defence and the General Political Department under Circular No. 86/2017/TT-BQP issued on November 15th, 2017 regulating the management of VPA’s overseas cadets, the Unit has actively developed plans and closely coordinated with relevant agencies in doing well the work of management and assurance for cadets studying at domestic and foreign schools. Importance has been attached to improving the quality and effectiveness of political and ideological education for learners on revolutionary tasks, the Army’s tasks, and defence external work in the new situation before their overseas study and business trip and when they return home for summer vacations. It has also actively coordinated and cooperated with agencies and units inside and outside the Army to do well in making plan, receiving and assigning tasks to trainees before their travelling abroad in compliance with procedures, principles, and processes. In implementation, the Unit Party Committee has directed its subordinate Party committees and organisations to closely associate with the implementation of the 4th Resolution of the Party Central Committee (12th tenure) on Party building and rectification, the Politburo’s Directive No.05-CT/TW (12th tenure) on promoting the learning and following of Ho Chi Minh thoughts, ethics, and style, and the Drive entitled “Promoting tradition, dedicating talents, deserving "Uncle Ho's Soldiers" in the new era.

Commander of Unit 871 grants certificates of commission and deployment to VPA's overseas cadets

To make a breakthrough in improving the quality of the educational administrators so that this staff is reasonable in structure, highly qualified and capable, meeting the requirements and tasks, the Unit Party Committee issues a thematic resolution on leading the cadre work and building a contingent of cadres to meet the requirements and tasks in the new situation. Thoroughly grasping and strictly implementing the superiors’ resolutions, conclusions, and regulations on building the contingent of cadres, the Unit Party Committee and commanders have focused on leading and building the contingent of cadres with firm political zeal, good ethics, high sense of self-discipline, comprehensive knowledge, capacity, and trust without signs of deterioration in political thoughts, ethics, and lifestyle, "self-evolution", and "self-transformation" and strictly complying with principles, rules, processes, and regulations in evaluation, arrangement, use, mobilisation, appointment, and policy work for cadres. Currently, 100% of the Unit’s managerial staffs have obtained bachelor degrees and above, in which more than 30% of them hold post-graduate degrees.

Focusing on political education, ideological leadership, regularity building, and disciplining. Learners have been provided with knowledge about the Party and State’s views and defence strategies and the Army’s strategy for defence cooperation with world countries to make them particularly "politically astute", absolutely loyal to the Party, Fatherland, and People, and strictly compliant with the instructions and orders of the superiors. Attention has been paid to strengthening the leadership and direction over the maintenance of order, regularity regimes, and discipline. Regulations on preservation and management of weapons, technical equipment, and facilities have also been strictly observed by the Unit. At the same time, it has promoted the soldiers’ sense of self-discipline, strictness in discipline training, and building of regularity orders; strengthened management measures; accelerated the implementation of military administrative reform; and strictly maintained regulations on securing military secrets, state secrets, and military foreign policy regulations of the Party, the State, and the Army. For managing foreign learners, the Unit selects the most knowledgeable and experienced staffs in foreign customs and practices. In training, in addition to the contents and programs as prescribed, the Unit has also focused on introducing foreign learners about the culture and traditions of Vietnam, the Vietnam People's Army, Uncle Ho's soldiers, and the relationship between the military and people of Vietnam and its counterparts, etc. At the same time, it has paid attention to assuring facilities and living conditions for foreign learners to study and practice at the Unit.

Regularly paying attention to building a clean and strong Party Committee in association with building a comprehensively strong Unit. The building and improvement of the leadership capacity and combat power of the Party Committee have always been considered a key step. The principle that "the Party’s absolute and direct leadership in all aspects" has been thoroughly grasped and strictly implemented through specific rules and regulations. As it is managing a large number of learners who are studying and training in different countries and territories around the world, its Party committees at all levels have always been perfected in terms of quantity and quality to be suitable for the development of the Unit in each period. Besides, it also focuses on implementing the regulations on Party building and rectification and promptly overcome the distorted perceptions and views that adversely affect the leadership role and effectiveness of the Party committees at the Unit; strictly maintains Party's activities with importance attached to the renovation of leadership contents and methods, expansion of democracy, and promotion of wisdom in formulating and implementing both regular and thematic resolutions. As a result, the ideological situation of cadres and learners and the Party's meeting and leadership principles and regimes have been maintained; its cadres and Party members have always promoted their sense of responsibility, initiative, and creativity and striven to fulfill their assigned tasks.

Thoroughly grasping the Resolutions of the 13th National Party Congress and the 11th Military Party Congress on the requirements and tasks of building the Army in the new situation and promoting the 50-year tradition of development and growth, Unit 871 Party Committee and commanders continue leading the successful implementation of a number of key tasks as follows:

Firstly, to thoroughly grasp and strictly implement the Party's guidelines and viewpoints, the State's policies and laws, and the tasks assigned by the Ministry of National Defence and the General Political Department; master positions, functions, and tasks; and proactively, sensitively lead, direct, and implement in a timely and effective manner.

Secondly, to exercise comprehensive leadership with focus and key points, particularly to overcome weak points and aspects; apply persistent and decisive direction and management and flexible and proactive renovations in work with multiple synchronous and highly feasible solutions. To strictly observe the superiors’ direction, stick to reality, promote collective wisdom, uphold the roles and responsibilities of the leaders, and build a contingent of cadres and Party members with sufficient quantity and quality to meet task requirements. To attach importance to the work of planning, coordination and cooperation, review, summarizing; at the same time, to pay attention to improving and enhancing the material and spiritual life for cadres and soldiers.

Thirdly, to strictly observe the principle of democratic centralism to improve the quality of Party activities; strengthen solidarity and unification, expand democracy, strictly maintain disciplines, and promote self-criticism and criticism. To well perform the inspection and supervision work to promptly handle problems and build clean and strong party committees and organisations in association with building a comprehensively strong Unit.

Finally, to closely coordinate with local Party committees and authorities in building the solidarity relationship between the Army and people and a clean and strong area of operation.

Senior Colonel NGUYEN THE TRUNG, the Unit Commanding Officer

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