DUSHNBE, November 20, 2013, Asia-Plus – Colonel Bobojon Jamolzoda, formerly commander of one of units of the Tajik National Guard, was appointed commander of the Tajik National Guard, replacing Rajabali Rahmonali.

We will recall that Rajabali Rahmonali was appointed the chief of the Main Border Guard Directorate under the State Committee for National Security (SCNS), replacing Sherali Mirzo, who was appointed Minister of Defense.

The Tajik National Guard is a special task force under direct command of the President of Tajikistan. Formed on December 4, 1992, it was originally a special force unit known as the Brigade of Special Mission during the 16th session of the Supreme Council of Tajikistan, under the Tajik Interior Ministry.  In September 1995, the President changed it from the Special Mission to the Presidential National Guard.

On January 26, 2004, the Presidential Guard was transformed into the National Guard.  During the inauguration of the President on 18 November 2006, the Guard received the honor of presenting the Tajik state symbols.  Their primary task is ensuring public safety and security.