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The 6th year cadets of the Department of Tank Forces of the Military Training Center of the Ural Federal University (UrFu) successfully passed the unified state certification exam last week.
The attestation events took place over two days. On the day of passing the theoretical part of the exam, the cadets answered questions that allowed them to assess their knowledge for compliance with the qualification requirements for their specialty, then the cadets’ answers on the practical part confirmed their professional skills, the ability to analyze and apply the knowledge gained in a non-standard situation.
In February, each of them will be awarded the rank of “lieutenant”, and then the young men will go to places of military service. Teachers of the military training center, as well as officers of the Tank Forces Directorate of the Central Military District (CVO), took exams for future officers.
In total, this year, the military department of the tank forces of the military training center of the Ural Federal University will graduate 25 lieutenants.
Since January 2020, the military department of tank forces has been named after the hero of the Soviet Union S.M. Cherepanov.
Stepan Cherepanov was born on December 4, 1959 in Kamyshlov. After graduating from high school, he studied at the Faculty of Energy at the Ural Industrial Institute. By October 1943, Stepan Cherepanov commanded the artillery of the 764th Rifle Regiment of the 232nd Rifle Division of the 38th Army of the Voronezh Front. He distinguished himself during the battle for the Dnieper. On the night of October 3-4, 1943, under the leadership of Cherepanov, the regiment’s batteries were transferred to a bridgehead on the western bank of the Dnieper near the village of Lyutezh, Vyshgorodsky district, Kiev region, Ukrainian SSR. Cherepanov personally organized their interaction with the infantry, participated in repelling German counterattacks. By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of February 9, 1944, Captain Stepan Cherepanov was awarded the high title of Hero of the Soviet Union for “skillful command of regimental artillery, courage and heroism shown during the crossing of the Dnieper”.
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