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Vigen Sargsyan

Vigen Sargsyan

RA Acting Minister of Defense

In office since
23 April 2018

Curriculum Vitae

Date and Place of Birth
May 10, 1975, Yerevan

Education
1992-1999, Yerevan State University, International Relations Department (History of Diplomacy and International Relations), Diploma (1997), and Master’s Degree in International Relations (1999)
1992-1996, Northwest Academy of Civil Service by RF President (St. Petersburg, Russia), (Public Administration and Local Self-Governance), specialization - Personnel Management
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 to the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia
1998, Adviser to RA National Assembly President
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
Since 2011, Member of RA National Security Council
As of October 3, 2016, Defense Minister of the Republic of Armenia

Other Information
2000 – 2003, Active service in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia; Aide to the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia; military rank – Senior Lieutenant of the Reserve

Political Affiliation
Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) (since 2016), member of RPA Executive Board (since 2016)

Awards and Honorary Titles: 1st Degree Medal for Services to Homeland (2015); 2nd Degree Medal for Services to Homeland (2013); Movses Khorenatsi Medal (2007); Letter of Appreciation of the President of the Republic of Armenia (2007); Medal of Honor of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia (2011); RA Prime Minister’s Commemorative Medal (2016); Andranik Ozanyan Medal of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia (2008); Yerevan Argishti A Medal (2016), State awards of a number of foreign States, including the Rank of Knight of the French National Order of Merit (2008), CSTO Appreciation Letter and Medal (2007).

Member of Board of Trustees of Yerevan State University Foundation; Member of Board of Trustees of Luys Foundation; he was Chairman of Scientific Board of Matenadaran Institute of Ancient Manuscripts after Mesrop Mashtots, Chairman of Academic Board of RA Public Administration Academy, Chairman of CIS Council on Humanitarian Cooperation; Honorary Professor at North-West Institute of Management of Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Service under the President of the Russian Federation (St. Petersburg, 2015).

Marital Status
Married, with three daughters