Islamic Republic of Iran Army

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Islamic Republic of Iran Army
ارتش جمهوری اسلامی ایران
The seal of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army
Country  Iran
Allegiance Supreme Leader of Iran
Part of Armed Forces
Garrison/HQ Tehran
  • Army Sacrificed for Nation, Army For Nation
  • All for one, One for all, All for Iran
Anniversaries 18 April
Chief Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi
Commander of Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan
Commander of Air Force Brigadier General Hassan Shah-Safi
Commander of Navy Flotilla Admiral Habibollah Sayyari
Commander of Air Defense Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili

Islamic Republic of Iran Army (Persian: ارتش جمهوری اسلامی ایران‎‎; Artesh) acronymed AJA (Persian: آجا‎‎), is the "conventional military of Iran"[1] and part of Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The army is tasked to protect the integrity of Iranian state from external and internal threats and to project power[1] and has four separate forces: Ground Force, Air Force, Navy and Air Defense Force.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Simon, Rita J.; Abdel-Moneim, Mohamed Alaa (2011), A Handbook of Military Conscription and Composition the World Over, Lexington Books, pp. 152–153, ISBN 0739167529