The appointment decree stated, “Based on the record of experience and responsibility and the proposal of the Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Army, Shahram Irani was promoted to the rank of admiral and appointed as commander of the Iranian naval force.”
The decree affirmed that “a serious and deserved interest is expected in benefiting from the capabilities of the naval force, the army, the armed forces and the country in order to advance the jihadist and revolutionary forces of this force, by upgrading capabilities, readiness, and comprehensive readiness on the basis of developing and raising the level of manpower.”
The decree also included, “in appreciation of the former commander of the naval force, Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, for his influential efforts.”
Iranian media reported that Shahram, an Iranian, is the first in the history of Iran from the Sunni community, to reach senior positions in the army, as no Sunni Muslim had arrived before him to lead a force of the army forces.
Shahram Iranian was born in 1967 in the city of Sanandaj in the Kurdistan region of Iran, and completed his primary and secondary education in the city of Sarbil Dahab.
He entered the “Imam Khomeini” University of Marine Sciences in Noshahr in 1985, and after graduating in Navigation and Ship Command from this university, he commanded a variety of light and heavy floating units.
He obtained a master’s degree in Command and Staff, and is currently teaching at the university, in addition to being a faculty member at Davos Aga.
He served as Chief of Operations for the Army’s 1st Naval District in Bandar Abbas, Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander of this District, Deputy Chief of Operations at Nadaga, and Deputy Chief of Naval and Military Training.
The admiral commanded some of the Army’s most important fleet missions, including crossing the Suez Canal in 1991 and leading several naval rescue operations.
Source: RT + “Fares News”