The Defense Forces of Georgia (Georgian pronunciation: sakartvelos tavdacvis z’alebi; romanized as sakartvelos tavdatsvis dzalebi) or Georgian Defense Forces are the combined military forces of Georgia. They are charged with protecting the nation's sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity. They include the Air Force, Air Force and National Guard as well as Special Operations Forces. The Chief of Defense Forces is the chief of these forces and they are directly under the overall direction of the Minister for Defense of Georgia.
In 1918, the first Georgian Republic established a regular military.