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Seyran OhanyanSeyran Ohanyan was born in Shushi (July 1, 1962).

Present post – Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia

In 1979, he completed high school in the village of Mrgashen, in the region of Nairi.

Ohanyan attended the Baku Higher Joint Command College and completed his studies there in 1983.

Serve in USSR army. July 1988, Transfer to the Trans-Caucasian Military District and appointment to the post of commander of rifle-company of the 366th motor-shooting regiment in the city of Stepanakert.
August 1989, appointment to the post of assistant to the commander of the rifle battalion of this regiment.Seyran-Ohanian

Defense-ministerSeptember 1990, appointment to the post of commander of the rifle battalion
April 1992, after removal of the motor-shooting regiment from Stepanakert, he continued the service in the NKR army of defense
Participation in military operations on all fronts
December 1992, appointment to the post of chief of staff of the Committee of Self-Defense of the NKR
September 1994 – October 1998, post of first assistant to the commander of the army of defense.
October 1998, by Order of the RA Minister of Defense, he was appointed commander of the 5th Army Corps
August 1999, by decree of the President of NKR, he was appointed Minister of Defense of the NKR
January 2000, NKR Minister of Defense and commander of the army of defense
May 11, 2007, by RA President’s decree, he was appointed to be RA First Deputy Minister of Defense and Chief of RA Armed Forces General Staff
As of April, 2008, RA Minister of Defense.
In 1995 the military rank “general – major”, in March, 2000 – “general – lieutenant”, and in May, 2007 – “general – colonel” is appropriated{given}.

Awards

1st degree Order of the Fighting Cross, Order of Tigran Metz and a medal awarded for services before Motherland
September 1999, he was conferred upon the title of Hero of Artsakh and awarded the Golden Eagle Order
1st degree Order of the Fighting Cross of the NKR and a medal awarded for Shushi liberation.

Married, father of 3 sons.

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