|Minister of Defense|
2 September 1981 – 29 September 1981
|Prime Minister||Mohammad-Javad Bahonar
Mohammad Reza Mahdavi Kani
|Preceded by||Javad Fakoori|
|Succeeded by||Mohammad Salimi|
|Born||17 December 1938
Bandar-e Anzali, Iran
|Died||29 September 1981
Kahrizak District, Tehran, Iran
|Alma mater||Officers' School|
|Years of service||1958–1981|
|Awards||Order of Nasr|
He worked at the National Military Academy with the rank of colonel. He was instrumental in developing a cooperation between the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps and army before and during the Iran Iraq war. He also fought in the war. He was appointed minister of defense and armed forces logistics to the interim government led by Prime Minister Mohammad Reza Mahdavi Kani on 2 September 1981.
Namjoo was killed in a plane crash together with 80 other people on 29 September 1981 near Tehran. The aircraft was a US-made C-130 Hercules transport plane. Other leading military figures killed in the crash were Valiollah Fallahi, Javad Fakoori and Yousef Kolahdouz. On 1 October 1981, a funeral service was held for Namjoo and other victims at the military academy in Tehran.
A book, entitled A Man with Orange Color, was published by Ezzatollah Alvandi in 2005 concerning Namjoo's biography.
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