West Command of Land Forces has New Commander

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Friday, 13 January 2017 11:15

West Command of Land Forces of GAF has a new commander. Today Deputy Chief of General Staff, Colonel Shalva Jabakhidze presented new Commander, Colonel Giorgi Matiashvili to the personnel of West Command in II Infantry Brigade in Senaki and wished him success in his future career.
“We will continue implementation of the reforms to strengthen combat readiness and military discipline defined under the Strategic Defense Review in order to successfully fulfill tasks set for West Command”, outlined Colonel Giorgi Matiashvili during the meeting with the personnel. The leadership of West Command pledged every support to the new commander in transformation process.
The post of West Commander was free up to January 10. High selection council selected Colonel Giorgi Matiashvili for this post.
Colonel Giorgi Matiashvili has been serving in the Georgian Armed Forces since 1998. After graduation of Joint Military Academy he started service as platoon commander of military operations preparation center. He worked on different posts in J-3 Operative Planning Department of General Staff in various times. Prior to appointment as West Commander, he was deputy of East Commander. He has taken military education in Canada and Germany as well.   

Internship of Wounded Warriors at Cyber Security Bureau

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Friday, 08 July 2016 16:44

The Georgian Armed Forces Land Forces East and West Commanders, Colonel Shavlego Tabatadze and Colonel Shalva Jabakhidze graneted the letters of appreciation to the wounded warriors undergoing internship at the Cyber Security Bureau of the Defence Ministry.
Private Guram Chimakhidze and Sergeant Mikheil Dolidze wounded in the fights for the territorial integrity of Georgia and in international operations have been on internship at the Cyber Security Bureau since March. Their retraining is aimed at raising awareness in cyber security field and social integration. During internship they learned cyber security basics, structure, function and goals of the unit and were also involved in various daily activities.
The Head of Cyber Security Bureau Andria Gotsiridze talked about the challenges of the cyber security sphere and declared that the basic training for the personnel of the General Staff and Defence Ministry will be provided by the wounded warriors after their employment at the Cyber Security Bureau.
Private Guram Chimakhidze and Sergeant Mikheil Dolidze made a presentation on the topic – “Threats in the Virtual Space”. The meeting was attended by the Head of Department for Supporting the Wounded Military Personnel Paata Patiashvili and other officials.

II Infantry Brigade Has New Commander

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Thursday, 14 April 2016 15:39

The II Infantry Brigade of West Command of the Georgian Armed Forces has a new commander. The West Commander Colonel Shalva Jabakhidze transferred the flag of the II Infantry Brigade to LTC Giorgi Bliadze at the solemn ceremony. The Chief of General Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces, Major-General Vakhtang Kapanadze and other representatives of West Command attended the transfer of flag ceremony.
“I’d like to congratulate to a newly-appointed Commander, LTC Giorgi Bliadze taking over this very important and responsible position. I know him for long – we fought in combat activities together, served together, he was under my command and I think he is one of the best soldiers I’ve ever met. This ceremony is very important as the Commander, by accepting the flag, is taking responsibility to lead the unit successfully and continue its traditions,” Major-General said.
LTC Bliadze received military education in Germany, where he underwent the platoon, company and battalion commander courses. He also finished the War College in Turkey.
He is awarded with the Medals – Giorgi Kvinitadze and General Mazniashvili, Vakhtang Gorgasali III Rank Order and Medal for Participation in International Operations. LTC Bliadze took over the Command from LTC Malkhaz Kalmakhelidze.

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