Valery Gerasimov

chief of the General Staff of the armed forces of the Russian Federation

Valery Vasilyevich Gerasimov (Russian: Валерий Васильевич Герасимов, IPA: [vɐˈlʲerʲɪj vɐˈsʲilʲjɪvʲɪdʑ ɡʲɪˈrasʲɪməf]; born 8 September 1955) is a Russian General of the Army. He is the current Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. He was appointed by President Vladimir Putin on 9 November 2012.[1]

Hero of the Russian Federation
General of the Army

Valery Gerasimov
Gerasimov in an official portrait from 2019
Native nameВале́рий Гера́симов
Born (1955-09-08) 8 September 1955 (age 67)
Kazan, Tatar ASSR, Soviet Union
Allegiance Soviet Union (1976–1991)
 Russian Federation (1991–present)
Service/branchSoviet Armed Forces
Russian Armed Forces
Years of service1976–present
RankRussia-Army-OF-9-2013.svg General of the Army
Commands heldChief of the General Staff
Deputy Chief of the General Staff
Central Military District
Moscow Military District
Leningrad Military District
58th Army
144th Guards Motor Rifle Division
Battles/warsSecond Chechen War
Syrian Civil War
AwardsHero of the Russian Federation
Order of Honour
Order of St. George (3rd and 4th Class)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Russian Army General Staff Chief Gerasimov, ten Russian military servicemen suspected of involvement in Ilovaisk tragedy - SBU". Kyiv Post. 5 August 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2016.