List of Iranian commanders in the Iran–Iraq War

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This is a list of commanders of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the Iran–Iraq War (1980–88).


Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Armed Forces

Military commanders

Strategic level

Islamic Republic of Iran Army

Ground Force
Air Force

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

General Staff
Ground Force
Air Force

Operational level

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

Division commanders


Minister of Defence
Minister of Revolutionary Guards


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