David Nairashvili

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David Nairashvili
Born (1964-10-24) October 24, 1964 (age 53)
Allegiance  Georgia
Service/branch Georgian Army
Rank Georgia Army OF-7.png
Commands held Georgian Armed Forces
Awards GEO Vakhtang Gorgasal Order 3rank BAR.svg

David Nairashvili (Georgian: დავით ნაირაშვილი) (born October 24, 1964) is a Georgian brigadier general (2008) and former Deputy Chief of Joint Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces.[1]

Born in Tbilisi, Nairashvili graduated from the Soviet Mozhaisky Military Space Engineering Institute in 1986 and served in the Soviet Space Forces until 1989. Since 1992, he has held various positions in the National Guard of Georgia and Ministry of Defense of Georgia, including being Deputy Commander of Georgian Air Force (1993-1994), and Deputy Chief of General Staff (1999-2000, 2004-2005). From 2000 to 2004, he served as Georgia’s first representative to the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Belgium.[2]

From March 2007 to September 2008, Nairashvili commanded the Georgian Air Force which saw combat action in the August 2008 war with Russia.[3] In April 2009, he was decorated with Georgia's high state award – St. George’s Victory Order – for his conduct during the war.[4]

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Military offices
Preceded by
Alan Lakoyev
Commander of the Georgian Air Force
2007 – 2008
Succeeded by
Zurab Pochkhua