Deputy Commander of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces
Iran Briefing : Brigadier General Mohammad Hejazi was born in 1956 in Isfahan.
By the advent of the Islamic Republic in 1979, he became member of the Islamic Republic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and simultaneously pursued his academic career. He is currently a PhD student in Strategic Defense at Supreme National Defense University and also a faculty member at the Imam Hossein University.
He actively participated in suppressing the popular uprisings in Kurdistan and West Azerbaijan in the past. Asadi was also in charge of dispatching volunteer forces to the southern fronts during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.
He held various positions during the Iran-Iraq war including the IRGC’s commander of the Country’s Second Region, Deputy Commander of the Country’s Forth Region, Deputy Commander of the Salman Operational Base in middle and western fronts, and Deputy Commander of the Quds Base until the end of the Iran-Iraq war.
He was appointed to command Basij Resistance Forces following the Iran-Iraq war. In 2006, he was appointed by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as the Deputy Commander of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces.
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