Member of the Council
Giorgi Matiashvili serves as the Chief of the Georgian Defence Forces since July 2020.
Giorgi Matiashvili worked on different positions during years.
He occupied the post of the Deputy Chief of the Georgian Defence Forces – Chief of General Staff; Commander of the West Command of the Defence Forces; Deputy Commander of the East Command of the Land Forces; Chief of J-3 Operational Planning Department; Deputy Chief of J-3 Operational Planning Department; Land Forces Command Staff, Chief of G-3 Operational Division; Land Forces Command Staff, G-3 Operational Division, Chief of Operations Planning Section; 1st Infantry Brigade Staff, G-3 Combat Training Senior Officer; Sergeants’ Training School, Deputy Chief of Sergeants’ Training Course; Rapid Reaction Forces, Chief of Intelligence Service; Training Center for Military Operations in Low Intensity Conflicts, Commander of the 1st Assault Platoon of the Light Infantry Company.
Giorgi Matiashvili graduated from the United Military Academy of the Ministry of Defence of Georgia (Teacher of History), Master’s Degree.
He is a PhD Candidate in Law and International Relations, Georgian Technical University.
Giorgi Matiashvili received military education in the United Military Academy of the Ministry of Defence of Georgia, Land Forces faculty (Motor Rifle Forces Command and Staff Specialization). He passed the Officers’ Basic Military course in Germany, as well as he studied Company Commander Course in Hammelburg Infantry School in Germany. Giorgi Matiashvili completed General/Admiral Staff Course in Germany.
Giorgi Matiashvili studied the following courses in different countries: Infantry Mountain Warfare Course (Germany); Special Operations Forces Airborne Course (Georgia); Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Course (Canada); Commando Course – Low Intensity Conflict Warfare Operations Center (Georgia); Sniper Course (Germany); European Security Course, Academy of the General Staff of the German “Bundeswer” (Germany); Highest Course of the National Defence (Georgia); English Language Course (Riga, Latvia).
He received many awards, among them: NATO Medal for participation in peacekeeping operations; Vakhtang Gorgasali Order, III Class; Medal for “Irreproachable Service in the System of the Ministry of Defence of Georgia”, II Class; Medal for “Irreproachable Service in the System of the Ministry of Defence of Georgia”, I Class; Order of Honor; Medal "Kakutsa Cholokashvili”; Medal “General Mazniashvili”; Service Gun; Medal “Devoted to Motherland”; Medal “Devoted to Motherland” (20 years and more of irreproachable service); Medal “General Kvinitadze”.
Military rank of Giorgi Matiashvili is - Major General.
He speaks English, German and Russian languages.
He is married and has two children.