The Deputy Commander of the Defense Forces awarded the German expert

The Deputy Commander of the Georgian Defense Forces, Brigadier General Irakli Chichinadze presented a medal named after the General Leader of the NATO-Georgia Essential Package (SNGP) Military Engineering Initiative, General Giorgi Mazniashvili. Lt. Col. Frank Abel received the Departmental Award for Assistance to the Georgian Side from 2018 to the Present.

The German expert made a significant contribution to the development of the military engineering initiative within the SNGP….The concept of development of engineering forces, which was jointly developed by Vice-Colonel Abel and Georgian experts, is also noteworthy. With its assistance, a project for the development of military engineering training areas was developed and fully funded by the Federal Republic of Germany under the NATO Defense Capacity Building Trust Fund (DCB TF).

Photograph: Georgian Ministry of Defense