The Impact of War on the Ukraine Military Education System: Moving Forward in War and Peace

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Connections: The Quarterly Journal, Volume 21, Issue 3, p.67-76 (2022)


Education, National Defense University, PME, Professional Military Education, reform, Ukraine


The Russian invasion of Ukraine and Ukraine’s subsequent and ongoing combat successes have proven that agile, adaptive leaders can triumph against a better-equipped enemy. The foundational educational reforms within the Ukrainian Armed Forces, begun in 2018, have paid incalculable dividends. This article examines Ukraine’s Professional Military Education (system) before and during the war and proposes a policy to continue to prioritize training and education now and in the future.