عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
The Islamic Republic of Iran is experiencing a very special situation. On the one hand it must realize its responsibilities in the 1404 vision and on the other hand it has to play and active role in the national and international scenes based on the orders issued by the Supreme Leader. This paper tries to introduce strategic thought as a necessity so as to bring the expectations of the Supreme Leader into realization. Types and definitions of thought are presented and then strategy, strategic management, strategic planning and phases of strategy formulation have been explained. Then the functions of strategic management have been clarified. The current global situation and the fact that the identification of paradigms, opportunities and the ways of using them are some of the main functions of strategic thought clarify the significance of developing and enforcing strategic thought in the IRI Army personnel.