About the NDAL

The Latvian National Defense Academy was established on February 13, 1992 by the decision of the Council of Ministers of February 19, 1992 no. 54 as the Ministry of Defense Academy. The founder of the Academy is the state represented by the Cabinet of Ministers. The National Defense Academy operates in accordance with the Higher Education Law.

The National Defense Academy is a state institution of higher education and science of the Republic of Latvia, which achieves its operational goals by implementing professional study programmes and conducting scientific research in the military field. In matters of military service, the Academy is under the direct command of the Commander of the National Armed Forces.

The basic task of the Defense Academy is to prepare professionally educated commanders and military specialists for the defense of the Latvian state, to organize and conduct research in the field of national defense and security, to educate the young military intelligentsia, officers - patriots of Latvia, mentally and physically developed personalities with high morals, sense of honor and duty, leaders who are able to take responsibility and successfully lead their subordinates.