The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) (officially the Sepah-e Pasdaran-e Enqalab-e Eslamim commonly shortened to Sepah or Pasdaran), was formed following the Islamic Revolution of 1979 in an effort to consolidate several paramilitary forces into a single force loyal to the new regime, and to counter the influence and power of the regular military.
The IRGC consists of ground, naval and aviation units that parallel the structure of the regular military, as well as...
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