Moldova officers pay educational visit to Ramstein

Staff Sgt. Laura Holzer
Air Force News Agency, Det. 4

Four officers from Moldova came to Ramstein in early March to learn about the U.S. Air Force personnel structure.

***image1***Airmen and civilians from U.S. Air Forces in Europe briefed the officers on various topics like force shaping, personnel structure and total force concepts.
“As we are forming our Army, our management of human resources is also changing,” said Lt. Col. Vitalie Butanaru, Moldovan commander of military human resources. “We could get the experience from a military such as the U.S. military which has a very big background and historical experience.”

The visit is just one of many from European countries. By helping other nations with their military, the USAFE command strengthens America’s relationship with its NATO allies as they continue to fight the Global War on Terrorism.

“We learn a lot from our partner nations that we engage with,” said Col. Dennis DeGraff, USAFE A1.

“In particular, we learn that they have a lot of the same challenges that we do in the defense establishment. They have a lot of the same needs and the same requirements as they continue to effectively manage defense forces for their nation.”