The Continuous Success of the FOURLOG Logistics Training

The international participants of the 16th FOURLOG Logistics Training learned about preparatory tasks for peacekeeping operations, NATO logistic tasks and complex field activities within military logistics. In March, the traditional annual event welcomed 37 Austrian, Czech, Serbian and Hungarian students as well as 12 officers at several venues.

At the National University of Public Service, the logistics trainings are of high priority in the BA and MA programmes and their history goes back to several decades. The very first FOURLOG Logistics Training was organised in 2000 and it has been successful ever since. During the second phase of the three times five days period, the Zrínyi Campus of NUPS hosted the participants where they formed international workgroups to plan and execute different specialised logistic exercises by using the modern IT modules of NATO. The workgroups reported to brig. gen. Árpád Pohl, dean of the Faculty of Military Sciences and Officer Training, to col. Stefan Lampl, commander of the Austrian Armed Forces Logistics School, to col. Árpád Szabó, the head of the logistics operations of the Hungarian Defence Forces and last but not least to col. István Nyitrai, head of the Hungarian Defense Forces Logistics Center.

After the Hungarian phase, the cadets continue their training in the Czech Republic, where the acquired knowledge is utilized in a complex practical session by implementing a complex military logistics task under field conditions.