[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]
[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]
[Personal information has been redacted.]
In the Name of God
Islamic Republic of Iran
Ministry of National Defence
[From:]Ministry of National Defence (AJ) E
Subject: Baha’i Personnel
Number: 603 – 05/6 – 320
Date: 15 Aban 1359 [6 November 1980]
[The allegations against] Probationary Ensign Firouz Sharifaie-Arabi a staff of NDAJA, for his propagation of his beliefs have been confirmed by the Ministry of National Defence. In accordance with [circular] number 603-05/-27, of the Ministry of National Defence [dated] 25 Esfand 1358 [15 March 1980], , Your office is directed either to arrange for his retirement or to offer the him redundancy package, effective 01 Azar 1359 [22 November 1980] and report the outcome of your action [to our office].
For the Minister of National Defence: Staff Colonel Javad Fakouri
- Headquarters NDAJA (Senior Personnel and Naval Captains)- for your information and action on circular number 603-05/6-285 dated 21 Mehr 1359 [13 October 1980];
- Director of Imam [Khomeini] Committee based in SMAJA- for your information
[Handwritten note in the middle of the page]
Mr. Firouz Sharifaie was actively propagating the perverse Baha’i sect and he is not willing to sign an undertaking to stop. Therefore, he is dismissed effective 01 Azar 1359 [22 November 1980].
Director of Political-Ideology of the Ministry of Defence- Hojjatol-Islam Elahi
1359 [1980/1981] is the year of restorations and safeguard; the year of unremitting battle against the imperialistic economy.
 [Acronym: Joint Chiefs of Staff of Islamic Republic of Iran Army]
 [initial: Department, Office]
 [Acronym: Islamic Republic of Iran Navy]