Transformation of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces

  • October 16, 2008
  • Mr Ritchie L Dion, Prof Bernard F Griffard, Prof James W Shufelt Jr

Since gaining independence from the former Soviet Union Azerbaijan has worked to develop closer ties with the West and is actively pursuing NATO integration. In support of these efforts the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) utilized a traveling contact teams (TCT) under the auspices of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's (CJCS) Joint Contact Team Program to conduct a TCT seminar in Azerbaijan September 9-11, 2008, that addressed U.S. / NATO Military Organization, Operations & Standardization.