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Othar J. Shalikashvili ( ) (born 1935) is a retired United Statesmarker colonel of Georgian origin. He is the elder brother of John Shalikashvili.

Having graduated from the Officer Candidate School in 1955, Shalikashvili joined the U.S. Army and participated in the Special Forces Qualification Course. From December 1970 to May 1971, he commanded the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment in the Vietnam War. Since 1971, he worked for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and served as a military instructor. From 1977 to 1978, he was the commander of the 10th Special Forces Group. After his retirement from the army, Shalikashvili was appointed, in 2001, as a U.S. Secretary of Defense Senior Military Consultant for Georgiamarker.


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