Altay Mehdiyev

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Altay Mehdiyev
Commander of Azerbaijani Air Forces
Assumed office
May 12, 2009
President Ilham Aliyev
Preceded by Rail Rzayev
Military service
Service/branch Roundel of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijani Air Force
Rank General Major

General Major Altay Mehdiyev Ramazan oglu (Azerbaijani: Altay Mehdiyev Ramazan oğlu) is the Commander of Azerbaijani Air Forces.[1]

After the assassination of the Commander of Azerbaijani Air Force, Lieutenant General Rail Rzayev on February 11, 2009 the position remained unfilled until May 12, 2009 when President Ilham Aliyev appointed Mehdiyev to take over the command. Before the appointment, Mehdiyev served as the Chief of Staff of Azerbaijani Armed Forces in Nakhchivan.[1][2] He's considered to be a professional, well trained for air force operations.[3]

Mehdiyev was awarded with Veten Ughrunda Medal (In the Name of Motherland) for service to his country on June 22, 2006.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "General-mayor Altay Mehdiyev HHQ və HHM qoşunlarının komandanı təyin olunub" [General Major Altay Mehdiyev was appointed the Commander of Azerbaijani Air and Air Defense Force]. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  2. ^ "Azerbaijani Commander’s Assassination may have been Inside Job" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  3. ^ (in Azerbaijani)"ALTAY MEHDİYEV HƏRBİ HAVA QÜVVƏLƏRİ və HAVA HÜCUMUNDAN MÜDAFİƏ QOŞUNLARININ KOMANDAN ƏVƏZİ TƏYİN OLUNUB" [Altay Mehdiyev was appointed acting Commander of Azerbaijani Air and Air Defense Force]. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  4. ^ "Azərbaycan Respublikası Silahlı Qüvvələrinin hərbi qulluqçularının təltif edilməsi haqqında AZƏRBAYCAN RESPUBLİKASI PREZİDENTİNİN SƏRƏNCAMI" [Decree of President of Azerbaijan Republic on Awarding Servicemen of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces]. Archived from the original on 2011-10-09. Retrieved 2011-01-06.