Shalva Jabakhidze
Deputy Chief of the Defence Forces

Military rank: Major General

Date of birth: June 19, 1973

Marital status: wife and four children

Foreign languages: English, Russian

Civil Education:

2000   Tbilisi State Business and Foreign Relations Institute 

Military Education:

1999    Georgian Military Academy. Faculty of Artillery

2000    Georgian Military Academy. Faculty of Land Forces

2004    U.S. Army Infantry School. Infantry Officer Basic Course

2005    Georgian National Defence  Academy. Captain Carrier Course         

2008    International Captain Carrier Course ( Lithuania)

2011    National Defence Academy of Georgia. Command and General Staff College (CGSC)

2018    NATO Defence College. Senior Course (Italy, Rome)

Awards:

2016    Medal “General Mazniashvili”          

2015    Medal “Devoted to Homeland”         

2015    Medal “General Mazniashvili”         

2014    Combat Rifle for meritorious service

2014    Medal “General Kvinitadze”

2014    Medal for “Distinguished Service” (1st degree)

2008    Medal for “Distinguished Service” (2nd degree)

2007    U.S. “Army commendation medal”  

2006    U.S. “Army commendation medal”  

Work Experience:

2016                Land Forces Command West. Commander

2015-2016       IV Mechanized Brigade. Commander

2014-2015       Land Forces Command West. Chief of Staff  

2014                Land Forces Command West. Head of G-2 Intelligence Division                  

2013-2014      General Staff J-2 Intelligence Department.  Chief of Section

2012-2013      Light Infantry Battalion. Commander

2007-2012      Land Forces Command. G-2 Intelligence Division. Chief of Section  

2006-2007      2nd  Infantry Brigade. 22nd Light Infantry Battalion. S-3 Officer

2005-2006      2nd  Infantry Brigade. 22nd Light Infantry Battalion. S-2 Officer       

2004-2005      Military Intelligence Department. Senior Officer                 

2002-2003      11th Mechanized Brigade. Platoon Commander                  

1998-2002      Department of Intelligence. Special Operation Force

Courses:

2002    English Language Centre. (York, UK)

2004    U.S. Army Infantry School. Airborne Course

2012    George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (Germany)     

2014    UN Staff Officer Course  (Sweden)