John Shalikashvili

John Shalikashvili

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. General John Malchase David Shalikashvili (born June 27, 1936) is a retired officer of the United States Army who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1993 to 1997. He was born in Warsaw, Poland to Georgian refugee parents. General Shalikashvili, Walter Krueger (Germany), and George Kenney (Canada) are the only foreign-born soldiers to reach the rank of four-star General in the U.S. Army[citation needed]. He served in every level of unit command from platoon to division.John Shalikashvili is a scion of the medieval Georgian noble house of Shalikashvili. His father, Prince Dimitri Shalikashvili, born in Gurjaani served in the army of Imperial Russia. After the Bolshevik Revolution, he became a lieutenant-colonel in the army of the Democratic Republic of Georgia. When the Soviet Union invaded and occupied Georgia in 1921, he was on diplomatic service in Turkey. Dimitri then joined other Georgian exiles in Poland, where he met and married John's mother, Marie Antionette, daughter of Count Rudiger-Bielajew, a former Tsarist general. They had three children: Othar, John, and Gale. Dimitri served in the Polish Army (along with other Georgian exiles) as a contract officer.
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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 64g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134925195
  • 9786134925198