The IRGC Quds Force is essential to Iran's regional strategy and to the protection of the religious leadership of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The organization conducts a variety of overseas operations by using proxy forces to counter its adversaries. Such an approach limits direct commitment and has proved a popular way to achieve Iran's regional aims. Successful command concepts underpin the IRGCs networked relationships with its partners and display traits similar to mission command. An examination of the IRGC Quds Force outlines how the organization operates and identifies relevant opportunities to improve Western concepts of command.