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Vigen Sargsyan

Vigen Sargsyan

RA Minister of Defense

In office since
3 October 2016

Curriculum Vitae

Date and Place of Birth
May 10, 1975, Yerevan

1992-1996, Northwest Academy of Civil Service (St. Petersburg, Russia), Public Administration and Local Self-Governance, specialization - Personnel Management
1992-1999, Yerevan State University, Master's degree in Diplomacy History and International Relations
1998-2000, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts and Harvard Universities (Medford, MA), Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy

Work Experience
1995- 1998, Assistant, Adviser to President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia
2001 – 2011, Lecturer at the American University of Armenia
2003 – 2009, Assistant to the President of the Republic of Armenia
2009 – 2011, Deputy Chief of Staff of the President of the Republic of Armenia
2011-2016, Chief of Staff of the President of the Republic of Armenia
As of October 3, 2016, Defense Minister of the Republic of Armenia

Other Information
2000 – 2003, Service in the RA Armed Forces; Aide to Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia; Awards and honorary titles: For Services to Homeland 1st degree medal, For Services to Homeland 2nd degree medal, Gold Medal of Honor of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, Merit Order of France, Andranik Ozanyan and Movses Khorenatsi medals of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia, CSTO Diploma and Medal; Prime Minister’s commemorative medal; He is Chairman of CIS Humanitarian Council; Member of Board of Matenadaran - Institute of Ancient Manuscripts after Mesrop Mashtots, Chairman of Board of Armenia’s Public Administration Academy, Chairman of the editorial board of Civil Service magazine, member of YSU Council, member of the Council of the European Regional Educational Academy, Luys Foundation Board member, Chief Coordinator of Armenian Genocide 100th Anniversary and Armenia Independence 20th Anniversary Events, Secretary and Coordinator of the State Commission Armenian Printing 500th Anniversary Activities, Chief Commissioner of Armenia’s Year in France (2005- 2007), Chief Commissioner of Armenia’s Year in Russia and Russia’s Year in Armenia (2005-2006), honorary founding member of the board of ill-hearing and deaf children’s parents Faith Association NGO, founding member of the Cambridge-Yerevan Twin City Association Council

Political Affiliation
Republican Party of Armenia

Marital Status
Married, with three daughters