TAAC Capital Commander

Brig. Gen. Şahin Iğdir (TUR)

Brigadier General Şahin Iğdir was born in 1968 in Iğdır, TURKEY. He graduated from Işıklar Military High School in 1986 and from Turkish Military Academy in 1990.

After his graduation from Artillery School in 1991, he served as a Platoon, Battery Commander and Staff Officer in different regions of TURKEY until 2015.  

In 2015, he was assigned as an inspector to Turkish Land Forces Command Inspection and Evaluation Directorate.

In 2018 he was assigned to 9th Corps Command as Secretary General. While BG Şahin IĞDIR was rendering his service as Secretary General in Erzurum, he was assigned as COS TAAC-C in March 2019 and as COM TAAC-C in October 2019, Afghanistan.

His previous posts include:

  • 2012-2013 Wardak PRT Security Unit Commander, ISAF, Afghanistan
  • 2015-2018 Inspector, Turkish Land Forces Command HQ
  • 2018- Secretary General, 9th Corps Command
  • March 2019- COS TAAC-C, Afghanistan
  • October 2019- COM TAAC-C, Afghanistan

Brigadier General Şahin Iğdir knows English and is married with one child.


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