Ali Shahbazi

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Ali Shahbazi
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BornQom, Iran
Service/branchGround Forces
Years of service1960–2000
RankMajor General
Commands heldIslamic Republic of Iran Army
Battles/warsIran–Iraq War

Ali Shahbazi (Persian: علی شهبازی‎) is the former commander-in-chief of the Iranian Army.


Shahbazi was appointed by Rafsanjani as the chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Joint Staff on 7 May 1988.[1] Shahbazi was the first commander-in-chief of the Iranian Army.[2] He was succeeded by major general Mohammad Salimi when he resigned from office in May 2000.[3] Then he became the head of the Trusted University Council for National Defense and chief military advisor of Ali Khamenei.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Gera, Gideon. "The Iraqi-Iranian War" (PDF). Dayan. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Iran's regular army gets new chief as reshuffle goes on". Iran Focus. 11 September 2005. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Iranian Leader Appoints New Army Commanders". People's Daily. 23 June 2000. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
Military offices
Preceded by
Esmaeil Sohrabi
Chief-of-Staff of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army
Office demoted
Office established
Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army
Succeeded by
Mohammad Salimi
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