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Vagharshak Harutyunyan

Vagharshak Harutyunyan

RA Minister of Defense

Curriculum Vitae

Date and Place of Birth
April 28, 1956, Akhalkalaki, Georgia

Education
1978 - Graduated from Higher Military College after S. Kirov
1991 - Military Academy after Marshal Grechko (Leningrad)
1998 - Military Academy of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces (Moscow)

Work Experience
1978-1990, Service in the USSR Armed Forces
1991-1992, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, simultaneously - First Deputy Chairman of the Defense Committee of the Republic of Armenia
1992-1994, Deputy Chief of the CIS Joint Armed Forces General Command Staff
1994-1999, Deputy Chief of Staff for Coordination of Military Cooperation between CIS Member States, Representative of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia
1999-2000 - Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia
Since August 19, 2020 - Chief Adviser to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia
As of November 20, 2020, Defense Minister of the Republic of Armenia

Other Information
1994 - He was awarded the military rank of Major General
1996 – Awarded the military rank of Lieutenant General
He has been awarded the Medal “For Services to the Motherland”
He has 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
He participated in the Artsakh liberation war.