The reservists of 101st and 103rd battalions of the 10th Cadre Brigade of the National Guard of the Georgian Defence Forces swore the oath of allegiance.
National Guard commander Brigadier General Roman Jokhadze congratulated them on joining the territorial reserve service and wished them success. After the state anthem of Georgia, the reservists held a minute of silence in honour of the memory of the military service members killed in action in combat operations and international missions.
The representatives of the GDF handed over certificates to the reservists.
Intensive combat training of reservists covers the period of up to 45 days per year and is evenly distributed over 12 months. The main purpose of the reserve training is to acquire real combat skills during field gatherings. While serving in territorial reserve, the reservists will be provided with social and legal protection. After completing one contract of reserve service, students will have mandatory military service fulfilled. Admission to the reserve is voluntary and paid.
Georgian citizens at the age of 18 to 51, including students, aged from 18 to 22, living in Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Kakheti, Imereti, Samegrelo, Adjara, Guria and Kvemo Kartli are allowed to serve in the territorial reserve. The citizens enrolled in the territorial reserve will sign a 4-year contract. The minimum annual salary of a reservist is 2700 GEL.