Wagner Founder/Commander

Unit: Operational Commander of Wagner PMC

Note: Per our standard policy, Utkin is being listed at the military rank he held when he retired. However, given his position as overall operational commander of Wagner PMC, Lieutenant Colonel is far below where he should be listed. It would likely be more accurate to his latest position to list him as a Lieutenant General.

Cargo ID: #900

Call Sign: "Wagner" (Вагнер)

English Name: Dmitriy Valeryevich Utkin

Russian Name: Уткин Дмитрий Валерьевич

Date of Birth: June 11, 1970 (age: 53 years)

Place of Birth: Asbest, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia

Education: Leningrad Higher Combined Arms Command School

Previous Commands: 700th Spetsnaz Detachment, 2nd Separate Guards Spetsnaz Brigade of the GRU (1993-2013); Moran Security Group (MSG) Slavic Corps

Deployments: Chechnya (x2), Syria, Ukraine (x2)

Awards: Order of Courage (x4)

A memorial to Prigozhin and Utkin appeared near the Rostov Circus, where a T-90 of the "Wagner" PMC got stuck on June 24 during the capture of the headquarters.