The Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan has begun the selection of candidates for training in military universities of the USA since 2014. Next year, the defense ministry of Kazakhstan will send four Kazakhstanis to study in the United States, the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan said.
Each candidate will study at a prestigious military university, including the West Point Military Academy of the Ground Forces, the Academy of the Naval Forces, the Academy of the Air Force and the US Coast Guard Academy. Duration of training 4 year.
Information about candidates admitted to military universities of the United States will be known tentatively at the beginning of May 2014.
Departure to the United States for training is expected in mid-June 2014, after taking the Military oath. Before being sent, the cadets will sign a contract on military service in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Upon return, graduates of US military schools will have to continue serving in the Kazakh army for at least 10 years.
Last year, two Kazakhs received a certificate for training in the United States. Abylai Akhmetov entered the West Point Military Academy of the Army, Ilyas Kameledinov became a cadet of the Naval Academy of the US Armed Forces, the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan said.