|Years of service||1960–2000|
|Commands held||Islamic Republic of Iran Army|
Shahbazi was appointed by Rafsanjani as the chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Joint Staff on 7 May 1988. Shahbazi was the first commander-in-chief of the Iranian Army. He was succeeded by major general Mohammad Salimi when he resigned from office in May 2000. Then he became the head of the Trusted University Council for National Defense and chief military advisor of Ali Khamenei.
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| Chief-of-Staff of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army
| Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army