Army Day

This day is very prominent in the History of Armenia. In 1992, 28 January, one year after Armenia declared a free country, the Armenian Army was created by Commander Vazgen Sargsyan.

The first phase for the formation of the Armenian army is considered to be from 1988 to 1992, when there was a challenge of ensuring the safety of the people of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. At the time, volunteer detachments were carrying out this task.

In September 1990, the Supreme Council of Armenia adopted a decision on forming a Special Regiment within the Internal Affairs Ministry of the time, and on May 4, 1991, the Committee of Defense was formed, with the Government’s decision.

On this day there are a series of events to mark Army Day.