Marking the day of the Military Technical Courier

27. 08. 2012

In the hall of the Central Military Club 60 years of Military Technical Courier, the scientific journal of the Ministry of Defence, were marked on 27th august 2012.

On this occasion, the first Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Aleksandar Vucic handed the editor of the Military Technical Journal Lieutenant Colonel Nebojsa Gacesa a Military Memorial Medal for outstanding contribution to the defense of the Republic of Serbia.

The ceremony was attended by SAF Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Ljubisa Dikovic, Secretary of State Aleksandar Nikolic and Assistant Minister for Defence Miroslav Jovanovic and Assistant Minister for Budget and Finance Srbislav Cvejic.

Congratulating this important date, Minister Vucic said that for this journal was able to learn something about the "cyber" warfare and chemical reconnaissance, thus comprehending the significance and importance of the journal.
- The future of our Army comes from much of what we know and from what we can learn. The Military Technical Bulletin is the best magazine and a textbook per se, from which we can learn, and improve- as Minister Vucic said, adding that according to the policy of national defense on militarily neutrality, we have to take care of our future ourselves, as well as about the improvement of our technology and techniques.
The minister thanked the editorial team, magazine editors and contributors, while promising continued support for the work that is of great importance for the entire defense system, defense industry, but also for the country’s future.

On this occasion, Colonel Nebojsa Gacesa spoke about the history and achievements of scientific journals and praised the efforts of previous authors, editors and editorial boards.

President of the Editorial Board, Brigadier General Dr. Bojan Zrnic head of the Defense Technologies Department, of the Material Resources Sector, spoke about the orientation programme. Following the ceremony, General Zrnic presented acknowledgments to prof. dr. Branko Kovacevic, Chancellor of the University of Belgrade, a long-standing member of the editorial committee of the Military Technical Journal, to Dr. Gradimir Milovanovic, corresponding member of the Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Miroslav Trajanovic head of the Department of Manufacturing Information Technology and Management of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nis and Nikola Stanic, researcher in CEES and deserving individuals who have contributed to the journal’s recognition and reputation. Also, thanks were given to Dr. Ana Kostov, scientific advisor of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Bor, and Dr. Srećko S. Stopić, scientific advisor of the RWTH Aachen University, Faculty for Georesources and Materials Engineering, IME Process Metallurgy and Metal Recycling, Aachen, Germany.

President of the Centre for Evaluation in Education and Science (CEES) Prof. Dr. Pero Sipka said the editorial in the journal identified a group of enthusiasts.
- We noticed that editors are quite partial to modernization and innovation. We were impressed by how they responded to the challenges and thereby acquainted us and gave us an insight into their work as Sipka said.

Director of the Media Center "Odbrana" Lieutenant Colonel Slavoljub Markovic, where the publishing of the Journal takes place, has stressed the importance of the magazine, and others in the media and in the scientific world, thanking all the previous editors and contributors for their long-term cooperation.

In the lobby of the Central Military Club an exhibition of previous issues of the MIlitary Technical Courier, and other journals it has inherited was set up.

Furthermore, numerous media in Serbia: International Radio Serbia, Tanjug and Beta, news agencies, Radio-Television Serbia, Radio-Television Vojvodina, Radio-Television Pink, and dailies newspaper Politika, Kurir, Press, including many other media also informed the public about the anniversary of the Military Technical Courier.

More details can be find on the Military Technical Courier web pages 60 YEARS.

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