Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday appointed Brigadier General Abdolrahim Moussavi as Deputy chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
Brigadier General Moussavi replaced former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Gholam Ali Rashid.
Before his new post, General Mousavi was Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army.
Meantime, the Supreme Leader, who is also Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, appointed Major General Gholam Ali Rashid as Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Headquarters last Tuesday.
Khatam ol-Anbia is responsible for design and operations coordination among the Iranian Armed Forces.
Major General Rashid was a Deputy Chief of Staff of Armed Forces under Major General Firoozabadi.
Also, Ayatollah Khamenei appointed Brigadier General Ali Abdollahi as Iranian Armed Forces Deputy Chief of Staff for Coordination.
Brigadier General Abdollahi was a former Deputy interior minister for security affairs who served as the Armed Forces Deputy Chief of Staff for Support and Industrial Research before his new post.
Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri was earlier appointed as Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, the first such replacement in the Islamic Republic’s history.
Major General Baqeri replaced former Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi.
General Firouzabadi has been appointed as the top military aide of the Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Armed Forces (i.e. the Supreme Leader).
Major General Baqeri is a veteran commander of Iran's Armed Forces and he is the brother of Mohammad Hassan Baqeri who was the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) first Intelligence and Operations Commander and martyred in 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war. The martyred Baqeri is recognized as a war hero.
Mohammad Hossein was the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces before today's appointment.
Major General Firouzabadi has also been appointed as Supreme Leader’s Military Advisor.
General Firouzabadi was in the post ever since the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces was established in 1989.