Major General Nazmi Cahani
Military Representative – Albania
Major General Nazmi CAHANI graduated from Military Academy, Tirana, Albania in 1986, and was commissioned as field artillery officer.
From 1986 till 2000 he served in different commanding and staff positions such as battery commander, field artillery battalion executive officer, battalion commander, and ACOS for field artillery in 2nd Infantry Division, Kukes, Albania. During this time he has been promoted up to the rank of major.
From 2000 till 2008 he served in various positions at Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces General Staff such as Staff Officer in Operations and Training Department (J3/7) as a major; as Deputy Director for J3/7, Director for Personnel and Recruiting Department (J1), as a lieutenant colonel; and as Director of CHOD’s Cabinet as a colonel. In 2009 he was appointed as Director of J3 in Joint Forces Command.
From April 2010 he served for 2 years as the Albanian Deputy Military Representative at NATO HQ, Brussels. In 2012 he returned to Albanian Armed Forces General Staff as the Director of Defence Planning Department (J5) later Defence Planning and Programming Department (J5/8). In January 2015 he was appointed as the Director of Armed Forces General Staff, and in July 2015 he was promoted to Brigadier General.
In November 2015, MG Cahani was appointed as the Albanian Land Force Commander, and in October 2018 he was promoted to Major General.
Throughout his career, MG Cahani has attended several courses including Advanced Course for Field Artillery Officers in Lawton, OK, USA; Advanced Command and Staff Course in Shrivenham, UK; US Army War College, in Carlisle, PA, USA; and Senior Course on Security and Defence Studies, in Tirana. In 2009 he earned a Master Degree on Strategic Studies at US Army War College.
During his career, MG Cahani has been awarded several decorations, and Military Medals, for distinguished work and contribution.He is married to Mrs. Fitore CAHANI and they have a son and a daughter.