Chief of the General Staff of the GAF Brigadier General Vladimer Chachibaia held the first meeting with the military personnel in West Georgia. When visiting III Infantry Brigade, Chief of the GS familiarized the military service members with ongoing defence transformation process and underlined that optimization mainly refers to the civil personnel in the GAF. According to Brigadier General, 67 % of the budget falls on salaries and administrative expenses. After the optimization this indicator will change and the free surplus expenses will be directed towards strengthening the military potential. The main goal of the reforms is to promote enhancement of defence capabilities of the Georgian army.
III Infantry Brigade Commander LTC Ronald Kiknavelidze informed Brigadier General about the ongoing activities in the Brigade.
Chief of the GS, after completing the visit in Kutaisi, made tour of the 31st Battalion of III Infantry Brigade in Batumi.
With the purpose of introducing ongoing transformation process in the GAF, Chief of Defence will visit all the military units of West Command and will hold meetings with their leadership.