Leadership

Deputy Rector

 

Deputy Rector

The National Defence Academy

Colonel Mamia Balakhadze 

 

Education:

Civilian Education:

2018 Doctoral student at Georgian Technical University.

2007 Ilia Chavchavadze Georgian National University, Faculty of Law, the Master in Law.

1999 Bachelor’s Degree in History, United Military Academy.

Military Education:

2015-2017 Bundeswehr Military Academy – The International General/Admiral Staff Officer Course. 

2002 Captain Career Course, Bundeswehr, Germany.

1995-1998 Bundeswehr Military Academy, Federal Republic of Germany.

1994-1995 United Military Academy, Tbilisi, Georgia.

 

Work Experience:

2017  The Head of the Division of Protection of Secrecy Regime and NATO Classified Information Subregister, Administrative Department of General Staff.  

2013  Senior Officer of the Division of Protection of Secrecy Regime and Secret Recordkeeping, Administrative Department of General Staff.

2011  Deputy Head of Army Combat Training and Combat Readiness Inspection Division, Military Police. 

2010  Deputy Head of Army Combat Training and Combat Readiness Inspection Division, General Inspection.

2009  Assistant Defence Attaché -  Federal Republic of Germany.

2008  Commander of Land Forces.

2006  Chief of Staff of Land Forces.

2006  Chief of Staff of Land Forces Command.

2004-2006  Commander of the 1th Infantry Brigade.

2004  Commander of the Peacekeeping Battalion (Republic of Iraq).

2002-2004  Commander of the “Commando” Battalion, 11th Brigade.

2001-2002  Deputy Commander of the “Commando” Battalion of the Quick Reaction Forces.

2001  S-3/ Officer in low-intensity conflicts at Military Operations Training Center.  

2000  Company Commander in low-intensity conflicts at Military Operations Training Center.

2000  Platoon Commander in Peacekeeping Operations – The Kosovo Province (Yugoslavia).

1999-2000  Platoon Commander  in low-intensity conflicts at Military Operations Training Center (Kojori).  

1999  Leader of the 2nd group of instructors in low-intensity conflicts at Military Operations Training Center (Kojori).  

1998  Explosives Engineer in low-intensity conflicts at Military Operations Training Center (Kojori).  

 

 

 

 

Combat Experience:

2008  The Samachablo Region.

2004  The Samachablo Region.

 

Participation in Peacekeeping Operations:

2004  Republic of Iraq.

2000  The Kosovo Region (Yugoslavia).

 

Military Courses:

2017  UN International Training Course.

2007-2008  National Defence Academy, Intensive English Language Course, Georgia.

2006  Staff Planning and Combat Training Course, Georgia.

2005  Staff Officer Course, Georgia.

2004  Georgia-USA-Great Britain Training Course for Peacekeeping Operations (Command and Staff Training), Georgia.

2003  Multinational Training, Georgia.

2002  Training and Equipping Program, Georgia.

2002  Mountain Company Commander Course, Germany.

2000  Avalanche Training Course, Andermatt, Switzerland.

2000  Mountain Ski Training Course, Andermatt, Switzerland.

1999  Command and Staff Training, Georgia.  

1999  Airborne Training Course, Canada.

1998  Basic Rescuer Course, Bundeswehr, Germany.

1996  Basic Rifle Marksmanship Course, Germany.

1995  German Language Course, Bundeswehr Military Language School, Germany.

 

Awards:

2016  Devoted to Homeland (for the honorable service for more than 20 years).   

2012  The First-Class Medal for honorable service within the defence system of Georgia (gold). 

2008  The Second-Class Medal for honorable service within the defence system of Georgia (silver).

2000  The NATO Medal for participating in Peacekeeping Operations (Non Artikle-5).

2000  Vakhtang Gorgasali’s Order - III rank.