“The dream of building a strong military” is the phrase Tan Weihong, commander of the “First Brigade of Conventional Missile” of the Second Artillery Force (SAF) of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the PLA deputy to the National People’s Congress (NPC), most heard when he had discussions with grassroots officers and men. “What the officers and men said is honest. In order to realize this dream, we have to depend on military talents who are capable of fighting and winning battles,” said Tan.
Tan added, “They hope the PLA deputies to the NPC and members of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) can make more suggestions at the two sessions on the topic of cultivating talents who are capable of fighting and winning battles.”
Lin A’qiang, born in 1980, is the commander of a technical battalion of a brigade under the SAF and a PLA deputy to the NPC. He is ready to offer a proposal suggesting to strengthen the efforts to foster military talents who are capable of fighting and winning battles. He said, “The grassroots unit is fertile soil for young soldiers to grow up, the system of talent selection and use should be improved to help more young officers and men to dedicate themselves to the military and make contributions in the grassroots.”
“To win a battle, the key lies in talents,” said Li Danni, the associate professor of the Submarine Academy of the Navy of the PLA and a PLA deputy to the NPC. She cited an example, to safeguard China’s maritime rights and interests, not only the soldiers skilled in the operation of weaponry and equipment are needed, but also the military strategists possessing a deep understanding of modern warfare and the talents in commanding joint operation to win the information-based war in the future are indispensable.
Therefore, the talent cultivation should be further strengthened.
By Liang Pengfei