Vice President for Military Affairs: Major General khader Erkat
The department of military affairs: reality and future in a harmony with the university’s philosophy, this department aims to provide the Palestinian security- military institutions with the comprehensive concept of the efficient officers academically and professionally. This is to strengthen the capacities of the Palestinian security forces according to the policy of the Palestinian national authority. As well as focusing on the military training and its significance in the cadets lives in forming their personalities, acquiring morals and values as responsibility, teamwork, respect others as well as serving the community.
What distinguishes IU is its efforts in integrating the military training principles at the security institutions and standardizing these principles including directions, movements and ceremonies which in the end distinguishes the Palestinian military traditions from others. The university has high proficiency and experience in military training based on professional trainers as well as available training facilities like training field and gym. In cooperation with the university presidency, the department of military affairs has military rules and regulations that serve the training objectives which positively reflect on the Palestinian military institutions and the Palestinian community.
Another distinctive feature of the department is its inclusion of the female cadets side by side with the males. This reinforces the woman’s role in the Palestinian society and gives her the chance of acquiring sufficient military experiences to be integrated in the work field later.
Duties and objectives of the department
- Training cadets and officers, who apply for courses at the university, on security and military work in various circumstances that they face in carrying out their duties.
- Qualifying officers who obtained military ranks as a result of patriotic struggle or practical qualification, with military science that fits these ranks.
- Improving the performance in order to save time during carrying out various missions and tasks.
- Understanding the duties of all the Palestinian national authority institutions without interference but integration.
- Gradual training from individual to the team up to the collective training.
- Organizing and developing the leadership level of the graduates that enables them to lead and control easily.
- Training the officers to be patient, wise prudent, avoid personal emotions, tough enough in dealing with what they face in the field.
- Keeping physical fitness gained at the university after the graduation even during an office work.
Training system at IU
The department is working on devoting and long lasting military discipline for the graduates throughout The four stages.
- Individual self –discipline stage: students used to respect and manage, so that his/her daily work becomes arranged mentally as well as the cadet pays attention to the uniform, fitness, and the daily work production.
- The stage of a discipline to superiors and a mutual respect with colleagues to implement orders given by superiors. This is visualized by graduation oath on graduation ceremonies.
- stage of discipline during the service respecting the public, represented in values like respect, military honor and serving people that stems from officer’s military doctrine in dealing with friends and enemies, in peace and war, and during human and natural disasters.
- The discipline of human rights instructions in various circumstances and commitments to international law from various international institutions, united nations and the international security council.
Disciplines of Training Plan:
The following are taken into account to achieve successful training processes:
- Determine the objectives of training through:
a. the nature of work.
b. the work environment
c. the desired results and satisfaction level.
- Set priorities, due to the renewable and broad military science, the university has taken into consideration the type, duty, time, and available resources.
- Moving in training from simple to difficult and from individual to collective.
- Flexible plans to meet imposed changes on trainees and the training department.
- Enthusiasm for knowledge, imagination, and ability to distinguish under the following factors:
- Effective participation
- Joint training
- Cope with work conditions imposed by future duties after graduation.