Chief of the Georgian Defence Forces
Giorgi Matiashvili
Chief of the Georgian Defence Forces

Rank: Major General of Defence

Date of Birth: 18 December, 1977

Marital Status: Married, two children

Languages: English, German, Russian 

Education:
  • United Military Academy of the Ministry of Defence of Georgia, Teacher of History (Master’s Degree)

  • Georgian Technical University, Faculty of Law and International Relations, PhD Degree.
Military Education:
  • United Military Academy of the Ministry of Defence of Georgia, Land Forces Faculty (Motor Rifle Forces Command and Staff Specialization);

 

  • Officers’ Basic Military Education (Germany);

 

  • Company Commander Course (Hammelburg Infantry School, Germany);

  • Officers’ Highest Military Education (General/Admiral Staff Course, Germany).
Courses:
  • Infantry Mountain Warfare Course (Germany);

  • Special Operations Forces Airborne Course (Georgia);

  • Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Course (Canada);

  • Commando Course (Georgia);

  • Sniper Course (Germany);

  • European Security Course, Academy of the General Staff of the German “Bundeswer”;

  • Highest Course of the National Defence (Georgia);

  • English Language Course (Riga, Latvia).
Work Experience:

01/07/2020 - till present Chief of Georgian Defence Forces

 

  • Deputy Chief of the Georgian Defence Forces - Chief of General Staff;

 

  • Commander of the West Command of the Defence Forces;

 

  • Deputy Commander of the East Command of the Land Forces;  

 

  • Chief of J-3 Operational Planning Department;

 

  • Deputy Chief of J-3 Operational Planning Department;

 

  • Land Forces Command Staff, Chief of G-3 Operational Planning Division;

 

  • Land Forces Command Staff, G-3 Operational Planning Division, Chief of Operations Planning Section;

 

  • 1st Infantry Brigade Staff, G-3 Officer;

 

  • Sergeants’ Training School, Deputy Chief of Sergeants’ Training Course;

 

  • Rapid Reaction Forces, Chief of Intelligence Service;

  • Training Center for Low Intensity Conflicts, 1st Light Infantry Company, Platoon Leader;
Awards:
  • NATO Medal;

  • Vakhtang Gorgasali Order, III Class;

  • Medal for “Irreproachable Service in the System of the Ministry of Defence of Georgia”, II Class;

  • Medal for “Irreproachable Service in the System of the Ministry of Defence of Georgia”, I Class;

  • Order of Honor;

  • Medal "Kakutsa Cholokashvili”;

  • Medal “General Mazniashvili”;

  • Award Weapon;

  • Medal “Devoted to Motherland”

  • Medal “Devoted to Motherland” (20 and more years of irreproachable service);

  • Medal “General Kvinitadze”