Wehbe Katicha

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Wehbe Katicha (Arabic: وهبي قاطيشا‎, born in 1943) is a Lebanese politician and a former general in the Lebanese Army. He is currently the adviser to head of the Lebanese Forces party, Samir Geagea.

Wehbe Katicha
وهبي قاطيشا
Retired General from the Lebanese Armed Forces
In office
Personal details
Born (1943-05-18) 18 May 1943 (age 71)
Chadra, Lebanon
Religion Greek Orthodox

Personal life and background[edit]

Katicha was born to a Greek Orthodox family in Chadra, Akkar. He attended several elementary schools in Akkar then Apôtres high school in Jounieh and Furn el-Chebek's public high school. He joined the army in 1964 and stayed until his resignation in 1999. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the Lebanese University in 1980. Between 1999 and 2008, he wrote weekly military and political analysis about regional and international topics in Al-Massira magazine and other Lebanese and Arab newspapers. He was also a frequent guest of Lebanese TVs during recent armed conflicts, namely Iraq War and July War.

Military career[edit]

Katicha followed successfully the Lebanese officer commissioning program and graduated first in his class as a Lieutenant in 1967. He then traveled to France in 1968 for a one-year training and pursued several training sessions in Lebanon, Egypt and France between 1972 and 1985.

Dates of ranks[edit]

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