THE GOVERNOR OF THE REGION THAT SHARES A 350KM BORDER WITH AZERBAIJAN HAS NOT SERVED IN THE ARMY
Voskan SARGSYAN

http://www.aravot.am/en/2012/07/30/96006/
July 30, 2012 17:23

According to the Military Service Act, citizens liable for military
service who haven't served in the army cannot be appointed to a state
office in the Republic of Armenia. Although that act was adopted in
1998, the government has not yet approved the list of the offices,
which persons who haven't served in the army cannot hold. Armen
Ghularyan, the governor of Tavush, who has governed the bordering
region for 13 years already didn't serve in the Soviet army. In
Ghularyan's official bio, there is no mention that he has participated
in the fight for freedom. The region of Tavush shares a 350km border
with Azerbaijan. The governor is obliged to coordinate the activities
of regional departments of republican executive bodies dealing, along
with other areas, with the internal affairs, national security and
defense. In December 2011, during President of the Republic of Armenia
Serzh Sargsyan's visit to bordering Voskepar, the governor who hadn't
served in the army was wearing a military uniform. By the way, the
third color of the state flag blowing at that moment was not orange,
but yellow.