Service and participation in combat operations
1984 - 1992 Served in the USSR Armed Forces.
1985 - 1987 Served in a USSR military unit in Afghanistan where he participated in combat operations.
1992 - 1994 Participated in the Artsakh Liberation War.
RA Vardan Mamikonyan Medal; RA Battle Cross Medal of 2nd degree; USSR Red Star Medal; RA Medal For Courage; RA Medal For Combat Service; RA Medal For Service to Homeland of 1st and 2nd degrees; MOD medals Marshall Baghramyan, Garegin Nzhdeh,Vazgen Sargsyan, Andranik Ozanyan, Drastamat Kanayan, For Impeccable Service; other departmental medals.