Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff CJCS John Shalikashvili 13th Military Challenge Coin.
This coin is 1 1/2 inches in diamter. It has patina and wear from age/handling. His coin is the same of type as General Colin Powell his predecessor.
General John Shalikashvili was the 13th Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.
John Malchase David Shalikashvili (Georgian: ჯონ მალხაზ დავით შალიკაშვილი, IPA: [ʃalikʼaʃvili]; June 27, 1936 – July 23, 2011) was a United States Army general who served as Supreme Allied Commander Europe from 1992 to 1993 and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1993 to 1997. He was born in Warsaw, Poland, in the family of émigré Georgian officer Dimitri Shalikashvili and his Polish wife Maria Rüdiger-Belyaeva. In 1996, he was the first recipient of the Naval War College Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award.
Shalikashvili was the first foreign-born man to become Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He served in every level of unit command from platoon to division. Shalikashvili died of a stroke in 2011 at the age of 75.