acting Chief of General Staff of Azerbaijani Armed Forces
May 1992 – May 1992
Azerbaijani Armed Forces
Colonel Rufat Amirov (Azerbaijani: Rüfət Əmirov) is a retired military officer who had served as the acting Chief of General Staff of Azerbaijani Armed Forces and Deputy Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan Republic. He was appointed to both positions in 1992 after General Major Shahin Musayev was removed. He was then replaced by Lieutenant General Valeh Barshadly as Chief of General Staff but continued as Deputy Defense Minister through 1996.
Amirov is currently an reserve officer and Director of Military History Museum of the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan Republic.
Ministers of Defense of Azerbaijan Republic
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General Staff of Azerbaijani Armed Forces
Chiefs of Staff
Habib Bey Salimov
Abdulhamid Bey Gaytabashi
Commanders of Azerbaijani Navy
Chiefs of Azerbaijani Air Force
National Advisors on
Military Issues to President of Azerbaijan
* denotes acting chiefs