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Vakhtang Kapanadze

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Allegiance  Georgia
Name  Vakhtang Kapanadze
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Rank  
Years of service  1990–present
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Born  August 17, 1960 (age 55) Tbilisi, Soviet Union (now Georgia) (1960-08-17)
Service/branch  Georgian Armed Forces Land Forces
Battles/wars  Abkhazian War Iraq War Afghanistan War Russo-Georgian war
Battles and wars  War in Abkhazia, Iraq War, War in Afghanistan, Russo-Georgian War

Commands held  Georgian Armed Forces

Vakhtang Kapanadze (Georgian: ვახტანგ კაპანაძე) (born August 17, 1960) is a Georgian major general who was Chief of General Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces from November 22, 2013 to November 22, 2016. He held the same command from August 2004 to February 2005. Prior he was in charge of the Georgian peacekeeping battalion deployed in South Ossetia before the war broke out.

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Kapanadze graduated from the Faculty of Geography and Geology, Tbilisi State University, in 1983. He then studied at Georgia's Academy of Interior and has also been trained at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, National Academy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and U.S. Army War College. A veteran of the civil wars of the early 1990s, Kapanadze commanded a Georgian peacekeeping battalion in South Ossetia in 2004 and served as the Chief of the General Staff from August 2004 to February 2005. In 2005, he briefly served as a military aide to the President of Georgia, and was then employed as a special envoy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia in Poland from 2007 to 2008. He was deputy head of the foreign intelligence service of Georgia from 2008 until October 2012, when Brigadier General Kapanadze was appointed Deputy Chief of Joint Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces. He again became Chief of General Staff, succeeding Colonel Irakli Dzneladze, on November 22, 2013. On this occasion, he was promoted to major general. His term expired on November 22, 2016, and was succeeded by Brigadier General Vladimer Chachibaia. He is the recipient of the orders of Honor and Vakhtang Gorgasali, 3rd Rank.

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