Thursday, September 24, 2009

Commanders of the Islamic Republic - 9/09

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Left to right:
- Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari (Commander of the Navy)
- Brigadier General Hassan Shah-Safi (Commander of the Air Force)
- Brigadier General Ahmad Mighani (Commander of Air Defense)
- Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan (Commander of the Ground Force)
- Major General Ataollah Salehi (Commander-in-Chief of the Army)
- Major General Hassan Firouzabadi (Head of the Armed Forces General Command Headquarters)
- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Civilian Head of State)
- Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari (Commander-in-Chief of the IRGC)
- Major General Yahya Rahim-Safavi (Senior Advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution)
- Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi (Defense Minister)
- Rear Admiral Morteza Saffari (Commander of IRGC Navy)
- Brigadier General Hossein Salami (Commander of IRGC Air Force)

Commanders present at the Sacred Defense Parade in Tehran, September 22, 2009 (31st Shahrivar 1388).


Anonymous said...

There's a few sloppy saluters here.

Firouzabadi salutes like Benny Hill!

Jafari's salute is the smartest of the group.

Mark Pyruz said...

It's interesting that Jafari, the head of the IRGC, outranks Vahidi, the Defense Minister. So does Rahim-Safavi, the IRGC adviser to the Supreme Leader.

Also interesting that two IRGC officers and one Army officer, all Major General Commanders, outrank the other services' commanders.

Anonymous said...

Firouzabadi's "Benny Hill" salute is basically a British-style military salute.