At the age of nineteen, Ghalibaf was one of the commanders of the defense forces during the Iran–Iraq War. Shortly afterwards he was named commander of the Rasulollah (the messenger of God) division, one of the most successful divisions of the war. By the time Ghalibaf was twenty-two, he was promoted commander of Nasr Troops.
Above: Hasan Qalibaf, brother of the presidential candidate, killed in action, Iran-Iraq War
Jalili was a young volunteer and Basij combat veteran of the Iran-Iraq war. He lost his lower right leg in battle and walks with a limp.
A young Jalili's Basij ID card, volunteer in the Sacred Defense (Iran-Iraq War)
Later in the war, Basij combat veteran Jalili
During Iran-Iraq war, Rouhani was a member of the Supreme Defense Council (1982-1988), member of the High Council for Supporting War and headed its Executive Committee (1986-1988), deputy commander of the war (1983-1985), commander of the Khatam-ol-Anbiya Operation Center (1985-1988), and commander of the Iran Air Defense Force (1986-1991). He was appointed as Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces (1988-1989). At the end of the war, Hassan Rouhani was awarded the second-grade Fath (Victory) Medal along with a group of commanders of the Iranian Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards. In another ceremony on the occasion of the liberation of Khoramshahr, he and a group of other officials and military commanders who were involved in the war with Iraq were awarded the Nasr Medal, first class.
Hashemi Rafsanjani and his deputy, Rouhani, relaying coded instructions for Operation Karbala-5 (2/8/87)
Rezaee became Chief Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps during the Iran-Iraq War in 1981 when he was only 27 years old, and remained in the post until 1997.
IRGC Commander Rezaee with IRI Armed Forces Chief-of-Staff "Iron Man" Shirazi
Photos: Qalibaf.ir, IRDC.ir, Wikipedia