Devi Chankotadze – Biography

Major-General Devi Chankotadze was appointed on the post of Chie of the Joint Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces on March 4. 

Educational Background:

1978–1982 – Tbilisi Artillery Command High Military Institution
12.02.2001 – 01.08.2001 National Defence University (Beijing) , High Command Courses

Work experience:

Sep’82 – Mar’90 – Armed Forces of USSR;
Mar’91 – Mar’92 – Chief of Staff of Gori #11 Battalion;
Mar’92 – Apr’94 – National Guard, Head of Artillery Regiment;
Apr’94 – Apr’95 – Chief of Staff of Main Division, National Guard;
Apr’95– Dec’95 – Commander of the 1st Artillery Brigade;
Dec’96 – Jan’99 – Commander of Artillery Brigade of Commander-in-Chief’s Reserve;
Jan’99 – Sep’2000 – Commander of Artillery;
Dec’2000 – Mar’04 – The First Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces;
Mar’04 – Aug’04 – Military representative of Ministry of Defence of Georgia at the staff of military cooperation coordination of Commonwealth of Independent States;
Aug’04 – Nov’04 – Staff of coordination and cooperation of Commonwealth of Independent States, Military Representative of Defence attaches’ office at Defence Policy and Euro-Atlantic Integration Department;
Nov’04 – Oct’05 – Defence Attaché of Defence Attaches’ Office at Department of Defence Policy and Euro-Atlantic Integration;
Oct’25, 2005 – Dismissed from the Georgian Armed Forces;
Oct’07 – Aug’08 – Artillery Brigade Commander of Land Forces;
Aug’08 – March 4 – Deputy Chief of Joint Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces;


1995 – Vakhtang Gorgasali III Rank Order
2002 – I Rank Award for Devotion
2008 – Medal (I Rank) for meritorious service at the Ministry of Defence of Georgia

Date of birth: September 1, 1961
Languages: Russian, English

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