Esmaeil Sohrabi

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Esmaeil Sohrabi
Born1937/1938 (age 81–82)[1]
Kermanshah, Iran[1]
Service/branchImperial Iranian Army
Islamic Republic of Iran Army
Years of service1959-1988
RankBrigadier General[2]
UnitAirborne Infantry
Commands heldChief-of-Staff
Battles/wars1979 Kurdish rebellion[1]
Iran–Iraq War

Esmaeil Sohrabi (Persian: اسماعیل سهرابی‎) is an Iranian retired military officer who served as the Chief-of-Staff of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army from 25 October 1984[1] until May 1988.[2]

He was an infantry staff colonel when appointed by Ayatollah Khomeini to the office.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Nikola B. Schahgaldian, Gina Barkhordarian (March 1987), The Iranian Military Under the Islamic Republic (PDF), RAND, ISBN 0-8330-0777-7, retrieved 15 January 2017
  2. ^ a b Anthony H. Cordesman (1999), Iran's Military Forces in Transition: Conventional Threats and Weapons of Mass Destruction, Greenwood Publishing Group, p. 33, ISBN 0-275-96529-5
Military offices
Preceded by
Qasem-Ali Zahirnejad
Chief-of-Staff of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army
Succeeded by
Ali Shahbazi

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