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Abstract: This educational event will be held on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of the formation of the Armenian Armed Forces. It aims to promote public awareness about the transformation underway in the defense sector and provide insight into the role of the Armed Forces in the security sphere.
The lecture will be opened with a brief speech delivered by Mr. Davit Tonoyan, the 1' Deputy Minister. Following the speech, Colonel Zhirayr Amirkhanyan, Chief of Defense Policy Planning Branch, Defense Policy Department, MoD RA, will present the National Defense Strategy of the Republic of Armenia and will discuss past strategies, current reforms, and plans for the future. After the lecture, Mr. Tonoyan will take questions from participants.
Bio: Davit Tonoyan is the First Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia. Since 1992, Mr. Tonoyan has served in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia. He has held different posts adjacent to the NATO Allied Command Operations Headquarters since 1998 including Armenia's military representative to NATO in 2004. Within the Ministry of Defense, the President of the RA appointed him to the posts of Chief of the Department of International Military Cooperation and Defense Programs in 2007, Chief of the Department of Defense Policy in 2009, and in 2010 he was given the degree of a 2nd class state adviser of the Special Civil Service. Mr. Tonoyan is the recipient of the For Fair Service 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree medals, Vazgen Sargyan medal, Andranik Ozanyan medal, and For Service Contribution to the Motherland 2nd degree medal.
The lecture will be in English.