Vazgen Sargsyan Military University
Վազգեն Սարգսյանի անվան ռազմական համալսարան
Armenian soldiers at the Vazgen Sargsyan Military Institute in September 2013.
|Higher Military Combined Arms Command College|
|Established||June 24, 1994|
|Commandant||Colonel Khachatur Khachatryan|
77 Shopron Street,
The Vazgen Sargsyan Military University (Armenian: Վազգեն Սարգսյանի անվան ռազմական համալսարան) is a higher educational institution functioning in the system of the Ministry of Defense of Armenia. Its mission is to prepare and train officers capable of implementing defense tasks in peace and war. It is roughly the equivalent to the United States Military Academy at West Point.
The "Higher Military Combined Arms Command College" was founded on June 24, 1994. The Izmirlian Foundation had a major role in the process of establishing the college, financing the construction of two barracks and the heating and power system from 1996-1998. In 2000, the college was re-founded as a Military Institute named after Vazgen Sargsyan, the first Armenian Defense Minister. In 2013, the university admitted its first group of female cadets.
On 2 August 2020, the Church of St. Mesrop Mashtots was opened. The first stone of the church was laid in 2013 at the initiative of the former head of the military university. Construction was interrupted for a period of time, but in 2020, by order of Defense Minister David Tonoyan, the construction of the church was resumed and was brought to an end. The Church of St. Mesrop Mashtots functions on the territory of the military university.
The faculty of infantry trains commanders for motorized infantry, tanks, intelligence, field engineer platoons, engineers of military wheeled vehicles and officers with a civil bachelor's degree.
List of Commandants of the University
- Colonel Alexander Minasyan (1994–1996)
- Major General Ashot Petrosyan (1996–1997)
- Major General Arshaluys Paytyan (1998–2000)
- Lieutenant General Stepan Mirzoyan (2000–2007)
- Major General Garegin Gabrielyan (2007–2008)
- Lieutenant General Martin Karapetyan (2008–2015)
- Major General Armen Ghahramanyan (2015–2018)
- Colonel Khachatur Khachatryan (2019–present)
- Artsrun Hovhannisyan, press secretary of the Ministry of Defence (2012-2020)
- War College of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces
- National Defense Academy (Georgia)
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