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
Personal details
Religion Islam
Military service
Service/branch Azerbaijan Air Force roundel.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]