Karen JalavyanThursday, May 13, 2021
Karen Aghasi Jalavyan (born 25 January 1971) is an Armenian military officer, Colonel of the Artsakh Defence Army, Commander of the Yeghnikner Detachment and recipient of the Hero of Artsakh military award.
On 21 January 2015, Karen Jalavyan was awarded by the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan the 2nd Degree Medal "For The Services Provided to the Motherland".
A year later, on 21 September 2016, Jalavyan received another award, the Order of the Combat Cross of the First Degree.
On 2 October 2020, during the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war, Jalavyan received the highest title of Artsakh, the Hero of Artsakh, by the president of the republic himself, Arayik Harutyunyan. According to Harutyunyan, Jalavyan's detachment managed to "occupy several strategic heights and inflict heavy casualties on the Azerbaijani forces". He announced the event to the rest of the soldiers through a special radio message.