Kocharian Signs Decree “On Senior Military Posts”

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–President Robert Kocharian signed a decree "On Senior Military Posts of the Republic of Armenia" on March 6–the Presidential Press Service informed Noyan Tapan.

Taking into account that under points 12 and 16 of Article 55 of the Constitution which states that the President is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces–appoints the senior Armed Forces commanders and awards the highest military ran’s–the decree entitles the President to approve a single list of military posts to be occupied by senior officers–to appoint and relieve servicemen of posts implying senior officer ran’s and to order their retirement from military service.

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