Azerbaijan names new deputy minister of defense - UPDATED

Hikmat Mirzayev, Deputy Minister of Defense - Commander of the Land Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan

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# 12 January 2024 17:25 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan named new Deputy Minister of Defense, Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan stated, APA reports.

According to the information, Mirzayev Hikmat Izzat has been appointed to the position of the Deputy Minister of Defense – Commander of the Land Forces by Presidential Decree, dated 11.01.2024.

Lieutenant General Mirzayev Hikmat Izzat was born on February 29, 1968 in Bilasuvar city.

In 1989, after graduating from the Baku Higher Combined Arms Command School, he began serving as a platoon commander in the Armed Forces of the USSR.

In 1992-1998, he served in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan as a company, battalion, combined special battalion and brigade commander.

In 1997-1998, he studied at the War College of the Land Forces of the Republic of Türkiye.

Since 1999, he served in the Special Forces. Since 2014, he had been appointed to the position of the Commander of the Special Forces.

He participated in military operations for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

He has repeatedly been awarded with various awards, orders and medals for the proper performance of his service duties.

He has been awarded with the “Azerbaijan Flag” Order by Presidential Decree dated 01.01.1994, the “For Courage” Medal by Presidential Decree dated 24.06.2003, the Medal for “For Motherland” by Presidential Decree dated 21.06.2007, the Order "For Distinguished Service for Homeland of the 3rd degree" by Presidential Decree dated 24.06.2015, the "Patriotic War Hero" Medal by Presidential Decree dated 09.12.2020, the Medal "For the liberation of Jabrayil" by Presidential Decree dated 24.12.2020, the Medal "For the liberation of Fuzuli" by Presidential Decree dated 25.12.2020, the Medal "For the liberation of Gubadli" by Presidential Decree dated 29.12.2020, the Medal "For the liberation of Shusha" by Presidential Decree dated 29.12.2020, the Medal "For the liberation of Kalbajar" by Presidential Decree dated 29.12.2020, the Medal "For the liberation of Khojavand" by Presidential Decree dated 24.06.2021, the "Karabakh" Order by Presidential Decree dated 07.11.2023.

He is married and has two children.

*** 12:18

Azerbaijan named new deputy minister of defense, APA reports.

Commander of the Special Forces Lieutenant General Hikmat Mirzayev has been appointed as the Deputy Minister of Defense - Commander of the Land Forces.

Lieutenant General Anvar Afandiyev has been dismissed from the position of Deputy Minister of Defense - Commander of the Land Forces.

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