Major General Khosrodad was the first head of the Special Forces and at the time of execution was Major General of the Imperial Army Aviation. He had studied at American Defense Academy and the French military school, Saint Cyr, and he mastered English and French. A helicopter pilot, Head of the Equestrian Federation and a champion in horseback, Khosrodad also enjoyed skiing. His colleague remembers him as a talented and effective manager; a loved and respected commander. He stresses that Major General Khosrodad was not an affluent man and did not abuse his position to collect wealth.