Embassy News 2012
U.S. Embassy Hosts Military Training Alumni
8 June, 2012
Yerevan, Armenia – Ambassador John A. Heffern hosted a reception for 154 graduates of the International Military and Education Training (IMET) Program on June 8 at the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan. Since 2002, over 150 graduates of this program have attended various U.S. military training institutions, focusing on areas such as defense reform, legal education, logistics, management, and courses for captains and majors in the United States. First Deputy Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan, and 170 military officers and civilians from the Armenian Ministry of Defense attended this event.
Administered by the U.S. Embassy’s Office of Defense Cooperation, approximately $5.8 million has been allocated to the IMET program since 2002. Upon graduation, IMET alumni often assume high-ranking positions, such as the Armenian Military Attaches to NATO, US, Georgia and other military commands.