The military profession is in demand at all times. Protecting the homeland is considered the responsibility of every man. Andrey Kuzmenko did not perform feats. He simply carries out the service, as his father and grandfather carried it in their time.
The life of many generations of people in Russia was subject to strict regulations. Young men, having reached draft age, were called up for military service. Having received a certain set of knowledge and skills, the soldiers returned to a peaceful life. This rule did not apply to officers. Entering the ranks of the armed forces, they took the oath and served until retirement. Andrey Vladimirovich Kuzmenko took the oath as a cadet of the Higher Combined Arms Command School, which was stationed in the city of Baku. From that moment on, he forever linked his fate with the army.
The future general was born on November 10, 1972 in the family of a military man. Parents at that time lived in the famous city of Baku. My father served in the air defense division of the ground forces. Mother worked as an elementary school teacher at school. It is important to add that the paternal grandfather taught at the military department of the Azerbaijan State University. He held the position of senior lecturer with the rank of major. Andrei from an early age was introduced to military terminology and discipline. As a child, he knew he would become a soldier.
Serving the Fatherland
After the tenth grade, in 1990, Kuzmenko entered the local military school. However, the destruction of the Soviet Union negatively affected the state of educational institutions. In 1992 he was transferred to Omsk, where the same school remained among the existing ones. In 1994, Lieutenant Kuzmenko received a specialized education and left the school for the place of further service. According to the order of the General Staff, the young officer was assigned to the Trans-Baikal Military District. Andrey spent only a year as a reconnaissance platoon commander.
In the late 90s, the material and technical supply of units and subunits deteriorated markedly. To contain the just discontent of the personnel, commanders and chiefs had to use a variety of methods. The creativity and professionalism of the officers made it possible to maintain the high combat effectiveness of the combat structures. At the beginning of the 2000s, the situation improved markedly. In 2006, Kuzmenko was awarded the rank of colonel and appointed commander of a motorized rifle regiment. Three years later, he was transferred to the North Caucasian Military District and appointed brigade commander.
Awards and personal life
The service career of Andrey Kuzmenko developed sequentially, stage by stage. In 2012, he received the epaulettes of a major general and the post of deputy commander of the 6th Combined Arms Army. Two years later, he becomes the commander of this army. On the chest of the commander of the Order of Courage and Military Merit.
The personal life of Andrey Kuzmenko has developed traditionally. He married in his last year of college. Husband and wife endured the hardships of the service under the same roof. They are raising and raising three sons.