Amir (Iranian Army)

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Gorget patches for Amirs

Amir (Persian: امير‎) Previously known as: Timsar, Persian: تيمسار‎), is the honorific title used for officer of high rank, ranking 2nd Brigadier General and higher in the Islamic Republic of Iran Army. The title is also used to address Law Enforcement Force of Islamic Republic of Iran commanders, except for those who previously have served in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, where "Sardar" is equivalent to the title. Amirs are often graduates of the University of Command and Staff (DAFOOS).[1]

Ranks being addressed by the title in Ground Force, Air Force and Air Defense Base include:

Rank Sartip 2 Sartip Sarlashkar Sepahbod Arteshbod
Islamic Republic
Insignia (Amir)
Sartip 2.png
Sartip.png
Sarlashgar.png
Sepahbod.png
Arteshbod.png
Imperial Insignia (Timsar) n/a
IIArmy-Sartip.png
IIArmy-Sarlashgar.png
IIArmy-Sepahbod.png
IIArmy-Arteshbod.png

Ranks being addressed by the title in the Navy include:

Rank Daryadar 2 Daryadar Daryaban Daryasalar Daryabod
Islamic Republic
Insignia (Amir)
17-Daryadar 2.png
18-Daryadar.png
19-Daryaban.png
20-Daryasalar.png
21-Daryabod.png
Imperial Insignia (Timsar) n/a
14-IIN-Daryadar-2.png
15-IIN-Daryaban-2.png
16-IIN-Daryasalar-2.png
17-IIN-Daryabod-2.png

References[edit]

  1. ^ "آموزش و آشنایی با درجات نظامی ایران". Tebyan (in Persian). Retrieved 31 December 2015.