He held on to his post of commander in chief of the army until 1998.
He was already a general, and only 55, when he was given the important post of commander of the Santiago army garrison in 1971.
From July 18, 1919 to October 18, 1919 he was transferred to post of commander of main army's artillery department.
Rostam said he was being considered for the post of "chief commander of the oil fields of Kirkuk."
In 1930 he was appointed to the post of commander in the Aizsargi home guard.
Ahmed joined the Somali Army during the 1950s, and was promoted to the post of commander in 1960.
The post of commander of ground troops was designated in early 1992.
The post of lieutenant-general and cavalry commander was for the moment left vacant, but there was little doubt as to who would eventually occupy it.
After the 1967 war, King Hussein eliminated the post of commander in chief, but made Marshal Majali defense minister, until 1970.
In 1997, the post of commander in chief of United States forces in Europe came open.