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Ali Shahbazi
Place of birth Qom
Allegiance IranIran
Service/branch Ground Forces
Years of service 1960-2000
Rank Major General
Commands held Commander-in-chief of the Iranian Army
The joint chief of staff of the Iranian Army
Coordinating deputy of the joint chief of staff of the Iranian Army
Battles/wars Iran–Iraq War

Ali Shahbazi (Persian: سرلشکر 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 Khameini.[2]


Military offices
Preceded by
Mohammad-Hadi Shadmehr
Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Army
Succeeded by
Mohammad Salimi

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