|Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces|
May 24, 2018 – June 8, 2020
|Prime Minister||Nikol Pashinyan|
|Preceded by||Movses Hakobyan|
|Succeeded by||Onik Gasparyan|
|Born||1970 (age 49–50)|
Bambakashat, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
|Branch/service||Armed Forces of Armenia|
|Years of service||1990—present|
Artak Matevosi Davtyan (Armenian: Արտակ Մաթևոսի Դավթյան; born in 1970 in Bambakashat) is an Armenian Lieutenant-General who formerly served as the Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces. He has held this position in May 2018, following the election Nikol Pashinyan as Prime Minister of Armenia.
Early life and military service
He was born in 1970 in the village of Bambakashat, in the Hoktemberyan Region (now the Armavir Province) of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic. He took part in the Nagorno-Karabakh War from 1988 to 1992, in which he quickly rose through the ranks of the newly formed Armenian Army. Starting in 1992, Artak began to serve as either the commander or deputy commander in various military units of the armed forces. During that same time, he was also enrolled in military academies in Russia. In 2006, Davtyan began to work at the departments of the Armenian Armed Forces General Staff.
On January 31, 2009, he was appointed head of operative department and was relieved of his duties as Deputy Chief of the General Staff, a position he served in since 2007. On 29 September 2017, Davtyan was appointed commander of the 5th Army Corps of the Armenian Defense Ministry based in the Nubarashen District. He served in this position until he was recommended to the post of Chief of Staff by recently elected Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who dismissed Lieutenant General Movses Hakobyan from the post on May 24, 2018. He officially took office later that day by presidential decree.
- 1990 - Moscow Higher Military Command School
- 1995–1998 - Frunze Military Academy
- 2005–2006 - Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia
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