Esmail Ahmadi-Moghaddam

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Esmail Ahmadi-Moghaddam
Esmail Ahmadi-Moghaddam.jpg
Bornc. 1961 (age 59–60)[1]
Narmak, Tehran, Iran[1]
Service/branchRevolutionary Committee
Revolutionary Guards
Law Enforcement Force
Years of service1980–2015
RankBrigadier general[1]
Battles/warsIran–Iraq War[1]

Esmail Ahmadi-Moghaddam (Persian: اسماعیل احمدی‌مقدم‎) is an Iranian retired military officer who served as Iran's Chief of police, the chief commander of Law Enforcement Force of Islamic Republic of Iran, from 2005 to 2015.[1]

Prior to the appointment, he served as deputy of Basij militia and its commander in Greater Tehran.[1] Ahmadi-Moghaddam started his career at Islamic Revolution Committees and later was transferred to Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.[1]

Ahmadi-Moghaddam has got a BA in Social Sciences from University of Tehran and obtained a master's degree in defense management from Army's University of Command and Staff, continued by a Ph.D. from Supreme National Defense University in military sciences.[1]

For some time, he was commandant of Police University.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Biography: Esmail Ahmadi-Moghaddam (1961–)". Hamshahri (in Persian). 26 February 2008. 45277. Retrieved 14 April 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Police appointments
Preceded by
Ali Abdollahi (caretaker)
Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Police
9 July 2005 – 9 March 2015
Succeeded by
Hossein Ashtari