Under the decision of Minister of Defence Irakli Garibashvili`s significant staff changes carried out at the MoD
27 December 2019

According to the decision of Defence Minister Irakli Garibashvili, significant staff changes were carried at the Ministry of Defence. Within the personnel reshuffle, Western Commander Brigadier General Giorgi Matiashvili was appointed on the position of Deputy Chief of Defence Forces and Chief of General Staff.

Major-General Zaza Chkhaidze was relieved of the post of Chief of General Staff and appointed as Deputy Chief of Defence Forces. Another Deputy Major General Shalva Jabakhidze also left the position and was appointed Military Representative of Ministry of Defence of Georgia to the European Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE).