Management and Command in the Armed Forces in the Viewpoint of Imam Khamenei


PhD candidate at Public administration, Tehran University


This research is intended to analyze the speeches of the Supreme Leader through the thematic analysis method, and to explain military leadership from his point of view. All of the speeches, decrees and letters of Imam Khamenei from 1367 to 1394 were studied comprehensively. Then, as a result of coding the data, 223 basic themes, 40 organizing themes and 9 inclusive themes were identified. The results indicated that the aspects of management and command in the armed forces, based on the speeches of the Supreme Leader show: belief in God, self-reliance, trust in the employees, revolutionary attitude, planning, resource mobilization, guidance and leadership, coordination, control and supervision.


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