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Joint Staff of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army
ستاد مشترک ارتش جمهوری اسلامی ایران
Seal of the Joint Staff of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army.svg
Seal of the Joint Staff of Islamic Republic of Iran Army
Founded 1921
Current form 1998
Headquarters Tehran, Iran
Leadership
Commander-in-Chief Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi
Chief of staff Commodore Habibollah Sayyari

Joint Staff of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army (Persian: ستاد مشترک ارتش جمهوری اسلامی ایران‎), acronymed SEMAJA (Persian: سماجا‎), is the chief of staff of Iran's regular military, Islamic Republic of Iran Army (Artesh) with an aim to coordinate its four military branches.[1] The Joint Staff has Central Provost and University of Command and Staff under control.

Structure reform[]

From 1921 to 1998, "Chairman of Chief of Staff" (Persian: فرمانده ستاد مشترک ارتش‎) was the highest-ranking position within the Artesh, however after the newly established office "Commander-in-Chief of Artesh" (Persian: فرمانده کل ارتش‎) position was founded in 1998,[2] the former position was deposed as a decision-making position and became the coordinator deputy of the Chief Commander (Persian: معاونت هماهنگ‌کننده ارتش‎). The position is currently held by Commodore Habibollah Sayyari, who is second-in-command and deputy of Major General Ataollah Salehi.[3]

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References[]

  1. Hossein Aryan (November 15, 2011). "The Artesh: Iran’s Marginalized and Under-Armed Conventional Military". Middle East Institute. http://www.mei.edu/content/artesh-iran%E2%80%99s-marginalized-and-under-armed-conventional-military. 
  2. Buchta, Wilfried (2000). "Who rules Iran?: the structure of power in the Islamic Republic". The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. p. 147. ISBN 0-944029-39-6. 
  3. "Army's research books have replaced foreign text". IBNA. http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/43979/army-s-research-books-have-replaced-foreign-text. 

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