Vladimer Chachibaia
Chief of the General Staff of Georgian Armed Forces

Military rank: Major General
Date of Birth: 4 November, 1971

Education:

2004 Customs Academy of Georgia, Faculty of Law, Tbilisi.

Military Education:

2007-2008       US Army War College (Carlisle, PA)

2002-2003       US Army Command and General Staff College (Fort Leavenworth, Kansas)

1999                US Army Infantry Officer Basic Course (Fort Benning, Georgia)

1993-1994       United Military Academy of Georgia

Courses:

2016 Basic Fire Safety Training, UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Kabul, Afghanistan. 
2005 Military Justice Development, US Defense Institute of International Legal Studies, Tbilisi Georgia;
2003 The Military and Media and Democracy, William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications and Office of International Programs, Lawrence, Kansas, USA;
2003 Basic Property of Accountability Manual Procedures, Tbilisi, Georgia; 
2003 Mobile Training Team Staff Integration Course, Tbilisi, Georgia;
2002 English Language Course, Defense Language Institute, Texas, USA;
2001 Airborne Training, Special Forces, Tbilisi, Georgia;
2000 Avalanche training, Andermat, Switzerland;
2000 Ski-mounting training, Andermat, Switzerland;
2000 Sniper School, Special Forces, Tbilisi, Georgia;
1999 English Language Course, Defence Language Institute, Texas, USA;
1998 General and Military English and Orientation Course; the University College of Ripon and York, UK; 
1995 Special Reconnaissance Course;

Foreign languages: English, Russian

Marital status: married, three children

 

Work Experience:

11.2016 –Chief of the General Staff of the GAF.
08.2016-11.2016 First Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the GAF;
2016 Senior Military Advisor in the UN Assistance Mission in UNAMA, Afghanistan;
11.2015-08.2016 Rector of LEPL Davit Agmashenebeli National Defence Academy;
12. 2013-11.2015 1st Deputy Chief of the Joint Staff of the GAF;
12.2012 – 12.2013 Deputy Chief of the Joint Staff of the GAF;
2010-2012 Senior Counselor, Embassy of Georgia to USA, Canada and Mexico;
2009 Special Envoy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
2009 First Deputy Minister of Defence;
11.2008-03.2009 Chief of the Joint Staff of the GAF;
07.2008-11.2008 Head of Education Department, Joint Staff of GAF;
2007 Chief of J-3 Department, Joint Staff of the GAF;
2006 Chief of Staff of Land Forces and Acting Commander of Land Forces; 
2006 Deputy Chief of the Joint Staff of the GAF;
2005 -2006 Head of J-3 Department of General Staff;
2005 III Infantry Brigade Commander;
2003-2005 Chief of Staff, I Infantry Brigade;
2004 Commander of the Georgian Military Contingent in Iraq;
2002-2003 Personnel Officer, Special Forces Brigade;
2001-2002 Chief of G-2, Special Forces Brigade;
2000-2001 Combat Readiness Officer, QRF;
1999-2000 Deputy Instructor Group Commander of QRF;
1998-1999 S-3 Officer, Separate Reconnaissance Battalion;
1996-1998 Deputy Commander, Reconnaissance Battalion;
1995-1996 AGS-17 Platoon Commander, Reconnaissance Battalion;
1994-1995 Infantry Platoon Leader, the 25th Infantry Brigade;
1993-1994 Cadet of Military Academy;
1992-1993 Platoon Leader, National Guard;
1991-1992 NCO, National Guard;
1989-1991 Private, Air Forces, USSR, Telavi, Georgia;

Awards:

2017 MOD Medal for "Participation in Peacekeeping Operations". Islamic Republic of Afghanistan;
2017 The Home Guard Meritorious Service Medal;
2016 The UN Special Service Medal awarded by UN Secretary General;
2016 Letter of Appreciation by Special Representative of Secretary General for Afghanistan;
2016 Commemorative Medal for International Military Cooperation awarded by Ministry of Defense of Mongolia;
2015 Service Pistol;
2013 Medal for Meritorious Service at the Ministry of Defence of Georgia, 1st degree;
2008 Medal for Meritorious Service at the Ministry of Defence of Georgia, 2nd degree;
2008 Pistol “Glock -17”;
2007 Pistol "Glock-19";
2006 Medal "General Mazniashvili";
2002 Pistol "Makarov";
1999 Medal for Combat Achievement;