For the first time in the history of the Georgian Defence Forces, recruits enrolled in the Basic Combat Training (BCT) course will receive a salary of 500 GEL, announces the Ministry of Defence of Georgia.
Until now, recruits underwent the three-month course before enrollment in the contract service, without payment", says the Ministry.
In addition, starting today 319 recruits will undergo the first phase of military training in Vaziani, at the Combat Training Center (CTC), and field exercises will be held on the nearby territory of Vaziani Airport.
Upon completion of the initial combat training course, the recruits will take the military oath and become full members of the Georgian Defence Forces", says the Ministry.
Prior to leaving for the initial combat training centre, the recruits underwent thermoscreening at the support centre Krtsanisi to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.