Irakli Tchitchinadze
Irakli Tchitchinadze
Deputy Chief of the Georgian Defence Forces

Military Rank: Brigadier general
Date of Birth: 1977
Marital Status: Married, with two daughters
Foreign Languages: Georgian, English, Russian, Persian

Civil Education:

1998 - 2000 The University of Tarbiate Modares Tehran, Iran. Persian language and history

1994 - 1999 Tbilisi Institute of Asia and Africa Majoring in Persian Languages and Culture. Specialization of Oriental Philologist, reviewer-Translator and Journalist-Political scientist  

Military Education:

2018 - 2019 Command and Staff College, MC University Quantico, USA

2003 - 2004 Military Diplomatic Centre. Tbilisi, Georgia. Training program in Military Diplomacy and  Security.

Awards:

2019 Medal of “General Kvinitadze”

2018 Meritorious Service Cross for excellent co-operation, Commander of the Estonian Defense Forces,

2017 Medal for Meritorious Service at the MoD of Georgia, I rank;

2012 Medal of “General Mazniashvili”

2011 Medal ”Kakutsa Cholokahvili”

2011 Medal for Meritorious Service at the MoD of Georgia, II rank;

2009 Medal for Meritorious Service at the MoD of Georgia, III rank;

2007 Medal for participating in Peacekeeping Operations;

2006 Certificate of Appreciation of Georgian 21st Infantry Battalion’s  commander (Baghdad, Iraq);

2001 Certificate of Awards (For Successful Accomplishment of Duties and Responsibilities) Minister of Defense. LT-General D.Tevzadze.

Work Experience:

2020 - Present Deputy Chief of the Georgian Defence Forces 

2017 - 2020 Head of Military Intelligence Department, Georgian Defense Forces

2015 - 2017 First Deputy Head of Military Intelligence Department

2014 - 2015 Deputy Head of Military Intelligence Department

2012 - 2014 Head of Analytical Division. Military Intelligence Department. Joint Staff, Armed Forces of Georgia

2010 - 2012 Deputy Head (The acting Head) of Analytical Division. Military Intelligence Department. Joint Staff, Armed Forces of Georgia

2007 -  2010 Head of Section, Analytical Division. Military Intelligence Department. Joint Staff, Armed Forces of Georgia

2006 - 2007 Land Force, G-2 Officer. MoD of Georgia.

2005 - 2006 Liaison Officer of Georgian 21st Infantry battalion. Operation Iraqi Freedom, Baghdad, Iraq.

2005 Military Observer. So-called South Ossetia, Georgia.  Joint Peacekeeping  Forces.

2000– 2005 Various positions in OSINT Division, Military Intelligence Department,  MoD of Georgia

Courses:

 2015 Intelligence Directors Course, Chicksends, UK

2013 Strategic Analysis Course, Chicksends, UK

2012 CSITP, Defense Intelligence Agency. USA

2008 Certificate of Defense Against WMD terrorism. Centre of Excellence Defense Against Terrorism. COE-DAT. Ankara. Turkey.

2008 Certificate of Basic Polygraph Training. URAN International Polygraph School.

2007 Certificate of  Bi-SC PfP Military Information Workshop. Bi-Strategic Command. PfP.

2007 Certificate of  Border Security and Trans-border Crimes. Centre of Excellence Defense Against Terrorism. COE-DAT.

2007 Certificate of European Integration Courses. Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies.

2002 Certificate from NATO Intelligence Course organized by JCSCJ-9 Military Co-operation Branch. Tbilisi, Georgia