There is a contract!
"Cure" modern Russian army badly disorganized and beaten at the end of the last century, and to bring the troops people, shooting machine guns, not by compulsion, but willingly and skillfully, can only introduced not so long ago contract service.
It is the contractors who are adults and have passed an urgent, are designed to return the country's armed forces former glory, attractiveness and prestige. First of all, it concerns the airborne and border forces, intelligence, marine corps and special forces. The service is considered to be a kind of introduction to the military elite, so there are not take all comers.
As stated by the head of defensive Department Sergey Shoigu, the army must be completed or completely from the contract or from designed for five years of conscripts.
However, when selecting troops, the recruit should be guided not only in the ostensible beauty. In the end, each kind or species has its obvious pros and cons in disguise. And if, say, you played basketball or volleyball and have a very high growth, how do not ask, no armored forces, no submarine you are not right. Solely due to growth.
The army's own doorstep
Faced with the choice of "Where to go to serve?", it's easier not to wait for the happy occasion in uniform, and to use the received skills at home. For example, you like the technique and have the appropriate rights. So, it can come in the same tank, in a car the army or the Navy. For someone who is thoroughly versed in radio and computers, surely there is a suitable vacancy in the signal corps. Young people who have successfully mastered the flying club and the parachute is engaged in martial arts, the place in the airborne. Learned well to conquer the climbing wall or even the rocks are happy in the mountain parts of the army. Decided after retirement to become a civil aviation pilot, to better serve, of course, in the air force.
By the way, sometimes the military are to meet the desire of recruits and leave them next to the house. This is done more often for family reasons, for example, in the case of illness of parents or of his own family with a child. But in this case, the young soldier must be ready to send not in those troops, which he expected to get. For example, if a guy who lives in Yekaterinburg, was preparing to become a marine or a sailor, it is just will not work. After all, the nearest land to the capital of the Urals amphibious training part is located in the Omsk region. And in Ekaterinburg it will remain unless the military chemist, or a railroad signalman.
Directorate of the General staff, is responsible for the organization of the call, asked the defense Minister to return to the ex-territorial system and to send recruits away from their region.
Remember the "Dynamo"
Speaking about the appeal and assessment of troops, it is necessary to separate the modern army from that until 1992 was called "Soviet". She feared now even the all-powerful NATO, and she never knew about the shortage of soldiers. There not called everyone, including patients and former criminals. On the contrary, to her carefully selected and well-prepared funding through the system of sports schools of the society "Dynamo" and DOSAAF clubs.
Yes, and amateurish response to the question "Where service is better?" many new recruits of the 70s and 80s gave themselves long before receiving the summons. So the troops of the 18-year-old Soviet boy, especially having grown up in the villages and have had time to pump up the muscles for physical work, were confident and prepared. A very serious incentive for wanting to serve were able to receive benefits for admission to a good University. For example, in one of the three legal institutions of the country, where ordinary average graduate of the Soviet school, the path was closed. Now these benefits are, unfortunately, almost disappeared.
Advice 2 : In any army to better serve
Modern Russian army consists of conscripts and contract service. But if the second, signing a contract, know exactly what kind or type of troops they will be sent as they have already served at least a year and have a military occupational specialty, 18-year-old recruits can't be choosers. The desire of guys to get into the army elite and become, for example a paratrooper or a marine in reality becomes not always. The decision on what troops to recruit better serve, take different people.
The species and the genus
Before to dream about where exactly to go to serve and to serve if at all, the recruit is to learn what the Russian Armed forces there are types and kinds of troops. It is curious that both in the country in three. Kind of make up RVSN (strategic Rocket forces), the forces aerospace defense and was considered the elite of the army VDV (airborne troops). The types are SV (Land forces), air force (air force) and Navy (Navy), each of which also consists of separate armed forces. For example, tank and mechanized infantry included in the SV, or considered the pride of the Russian Navy marine corps.
In the election game
Theoretically, any Russian conscript has the right to not only dream, but also to choose the kind or species of troops in which he would like to spend the next 12 months. Or more, if at the time of retirement he suddenly has a desire to stay for long service and conclude with the army and his part of the first contract. About this desire, the future soldier must declare a military Commissioner and doctors at the draft Board. And if possible and to argue their position. For example, the identity of the driver or the tractor that would serve in a car or armored troops, a certificate of completion radioshkoly and the direction of corps, the certificate of master of sports in Boxing, a document about making three jumps with a parachute and a dream to go to celebrate in 2015 its 85th anniversary of airborne forces.
Unfortunately, in practice, a lot is not scheduled for recruit scenario: a skydiver and boxer often send in the motorized infantry, and a promising athlete-climber — for the protection of the airfield. In fairness we should admit that not always it happens because of the reluctance or indifference of the military Commissar. More often such misunderstanding is due to a kind of "games" Directorate of the General staff on the organization of the recruiting campaign, whose instructions and executes the Commissar. His contribution to the destruction of the dreams of a potential paratrooper of the sky or the graduate's nautical club on the ship, making the so-called buyers — soldiers and officers from different parts, coming to military commissariats which selects and recruits in its sole discretion.
The official ranking of the best or worst branches of the armed forces, of course, does not exist. But informal as they want. The most prestigious include, in particular, troops, border troops, Marines, various special forces, reconnaissance, Navy. But wanting to get in, even if only for a year, in a construction battalion or Internal forces, with all due respect to them, not too much. However, of great importance, where it is a military unit. After all, there is a big difference in the service on the very far East or in the district of Moscow prospectus World. Choosing the military profession, it is better to focus on the notorious rating, and in compliance with his dream. And if you managed to grow up to two meters, no Marines, no tanks, no divers you, alas, will not get at all desire. And it is naive to expect to become a marine, not knowing how to swim and catch up on the bar.
The most fortunate in terms of the future of call of Russian professional athletes. Once, in the days of the Soviet Union and has enormous authority of the Central sports club of the army, to serve a year or two years in the sports company, appearing there only on oath and transfer to the reserve and continuing to win gold medals at the most prestigious competitions, not even wanted, and dreamed of a Soviet high-class athletes. In particular, and the most famous.
This was due mainly to the fact that officially from military duty they are not exempted, and service in CSKA or its branches in the regions were given a great opportunity not to fall somewhere in Nakhodka or Fergana. And even in Afghanistan. At the beginning of the Russian period in the history of country's sports company was canceled, but recently returned to duty. One of them was even a failed member of the Olympiad-2014 in figure skating Maxim Kovtun from Ekaterinburg. Interestingly, some of the troops he had dreamed in the childhood? Really wanted to be a gunner?