MINISTER OF DEFENCE OF RA

Vagharshak Harutyunyan

Appointed Minister of Defence of RA on November 20, 2020.

Activities

Service in the USSR Armed Forces

Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, simultaneously - First Deputy Chairman of the Defense Committee of the Republic of Armenia

Deputy Chief of the CIS Joint Armed Forces General Command Staff

Deputy Chief of Staff for Coordination of Military Cooperation between CIS Member States, Representative of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia

Awarded the military rank of Major General

Awarded the military rank of Lieutenant General
 

Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia

Chief Adviser to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia

By the decree of the RA President was appointed Minister of Defence of the Republic of Armenia

Education

Graduated from Higher Military College after S. Kirov

Military Academy after Marshal Grechko (Leningrad)

Military Academy of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces (Moscow)

Other activity

  • Awarded the Medal “For Services to the Motherland”
  • Received medals, orders and other high state awards of Armenia, NKR, Russia, USSR, Belarus, Bulgaria, Tajikistan and a number of other countries.
  • Awarded with a nominal weapon by Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Vazgen Sargsyan and Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Pavel Grachev
  • Participated in the Artsakh liberation war.