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Бакинское высшее общевойсковое командное училище
The banner of the academy
The Baku Higher Combined Arms Command School (BVOKU) was one of the military academies of the USSR. In the years it existed, it trained military personnel in a number of specializations. It was located in Baku in the Azerbaijan SSR.
On November 29, 1939, the school was founded by order of the People's Commissariat of Defense of the USSR. Colonel Vasily Sytnikov was appointed the first head of the school.
In 1950, a two-year training period was introduced. In 1951, the school rankes 6th place among the infantry schools in the country.
On November 28, 1966, by order of the Supreme Soviet , the school was given the honorific of the Supreme Soviet of the Azerbaijan SSR.
In October 1970, the school, opened a military parade of the Baku garrison in honor of the 50th anniversary of Soviet Azerbaijan. In 1991, the school was disbanded. In 1992, it was replaced by the Azerbaijan Higher Military School.
The following have led the BVOKU since 1939: