Military officers career management in the Ministry of National Defense: problems and developmental perspectives

Andrius Valickas, Rimantas Raudeliūnas


Article analyzes military officers¢ career management in the context of global human resources management trends. Nowadays careers of majority of employees of public and private sector organizations are becoming more individualized and flexible, employees are entitled more responsibility in career decision making. However it remains unclear how changes in career management polices and practice have to affect army structures, what and how career expectations of military offices have to be developed and satisfied within the military system. Military officers’ careers can not just happen due to uncontrolled reasons or due to expression of private interests as this could hurt the security of the country. Military careers has to be systemically, rationally and transparently regulated taking into consideration the needs of the military structures also clearly defining the merits, competencies, qualifications and values of the military officers which have to be taken into consideration in career decision making.


career of military officers, career management, career system

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