Since the “Rose Revolution” occurred in 2003 the U.S. Marine Corps has trained its Georgian legionaries for war in Iraq, Afghanistan and South Ossetia and with Russia in 2008.

Brigadier General Irakli Chichinadze awarded Lt. Col. Carl Witt with the Departmental Medal “General Giorgi Kvinitadze”

Deputy Commander of the Defense Forces, Brigadier General Irakli Chichinadze held a farewell meeting with Lt. Col. Carl Witt , Attaché of the United States Marine Corps. General Chichinadze thanked Carl Witt…and awarded the General Giorgi Kvinitadze Medal with the Departmental Medal for his contribution to the defense cooperation between the two countries. The Lt. Col., in turn, thanked the Brigadier General for the fruitful cooperation and underlined the close relationship and strategic partnership between the United States and Georgia.