Ministry of Defense (Egypt)

The Egyptian Ministry of Defense is the ministry responsible for the Egyptian Armed Forces organization and manages its affairs and maintains its facilities. It also handles the affairs of colleges and military recruitment, mobilization and management of veterans and military factories in Egypt through the Armed Forces Management and Administration Agency. Egypt's Ministry of Defense is based in Cairo and the headquarters is called The Octagon, located in the New Administrative Capital.[1]

Ministry of Defense
وزارة الدفاع
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Agency overview
Formed14 May 1971
JurisdictionEgypt Arab Republic of Egypt
HeadquartersThe Octagon, New Administrative Capital
Minister responsible
Websitehttp://www.mod.gov.eg

List of ministersEdit

The following is a list of Ministers of Defense and Military Production of Egypt since the Egyptian revolution of 1952. The position was known until 14 May 1971 as the Minister of War. The Minister direct the Egyptian Armed Forces. Article 201 of the Constitution of Egypt states that the Minister is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, and shall be appointed from among its officers.[2]

No. Portrait Minister Title Took office Left office Time in office Defence branch Ref
1Naguib, MohamedMajor General
Mohamed Naguib
(1901–1984)
Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief (1952)
Minister of War and the Navy,
Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief (1952–1953)
24 July 195218 July 1953359 days  Egyptian Army[3]
2Boghdadi, Abdel LatifWing Commander
Abdel Latif Boghdadi
(1917–1999)
Minister of War8 July 19537 April 1954273 days  Egyptian Air Force[3]
3Amer, Abdel HakimMajor General
Abdel Hakim Amer
(1919–1967)
Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief7 April 195431 August 1954146 days  Egyptian Army[3]
4el-Shafei, HusseinLieutenant Colonel
Hussein el-Shafei
(1918–2005)
Minister of War17 April 195431 August 195445 days  Egyptian Army[3]
(3)Amer, Abdel HakimField Marshal
Abdel Hakim Amer
(1919–1967)
Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief (1954–1956)
Vice President of the Republic, Minister of War,
Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief (1956–1962)
31 August 195429 September 19628 years, 29 days  Egyptian Army[3]
5el-Beshry, Abdel WahabAbdel Wahab el-BeshryMinister of War29 September 196210 September 19663 years, 346 days  Egyptian Army[3]
6Badran, ShamsShams Badran
(1929–2020)
Minister of War10 September 196610 June 1967273 days  Egyptian Army[3]
el-Beshry, Abdel WahabAbdel Wahab el-Beshry
Acting
Minister of War19 June 196722 July 196733 days  Egyptian Army[3]
7Howeidi, AminAmin Howeidi
(1921–2009)
Minister of War22 July 196724 February 1968217 days  Egyptian Army[3]
8Fawzi, MohamedGeneral
Mohamed Fawzi
(1915–2000)
Minister of War,
Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief
24 February 196814 May 19713 years, 79 days  Egyptian Army[3]
9Sadek, Mohammed AhmedGeneral
Mohammed Ahmed Sadek
(1917–1991)
Minister of War,
Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief
14 May 197126 October 19721 year, 165 days  Egyptian Army[3]
10Ali, Ahmad IsmailGeneral
Ahmad Ismail Ali
(1917–1974)
Minister of War26 October 197228 December 1974 †2 years, 63 days  Egyptian Army[3]
11el-Gamasy, Mohamed Abdel GhaniGeneral
Mohamed Abdel Ghani el-Gamasy
(1921–2003)
Minister of War,
Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief
28 December 19744 October 19783 years, 280 days  Egyptian Army[3]
12Ali, Kamal HassanGeneral
Kamal Hassan Ali
(1921–1993)
Minister of Defense and Military Production,
Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief
4 October 197813 May 19801 year, 222 days  Egyptian Army[3]
13Badawi, AhmedLieutenant General
Ahmed Badawi
(1927–1981)
Minister of Defense and Military Production,
Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief
14 May 19803 March 1981 †293 days  Egyptian Army[3]
14Ghazala, Abd Al-Halim AbuField Marshal
Abd Al-Halim Abu-Ghazala
(1930–2008)
Minister of Defense and Military Production,
Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief
4 March 198115 April 19898 years, 42 days  Egyptian Army[3][4][5]
15Abu Taleb, Youssef SabriLieutenant General
Youssef Sabri Abu Taleb
(1929–2008)
Minister of Defense and Military Production,
Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief
15 April 198920 May 19912 years, 35 days  Egyptian Army[3]
16Tantawi, Mohamed HusseinField Marshal
Mohamed Hussein Tantawi
(born 1935)
Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief,
Minister of Defense and Military Production
20 May 199112 August 201221 years, 84 days  Egyptian Army[3][6]
17el-Sisi, Abdel FattahField Marshal
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
(born 1954)
Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief,
Minister of Defense and Military Production
12 August 201226 March 20141 year, 226 days  Egyptian Army[3][7]
18Sobhy, SedkiGeneral
Sedki Sobhy
(born 1955)
Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief,
Minister of Defense and Military Production
27 March 201414 June 20184 years, 79 days  Egyptian Army[3][8]
19Zaki, Mohamed AhmedGeneral
Mohamed Ahmed Zaki
(born 1956)
Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief,
Minister of Defense and Military Production
14 June 2018Incumbent2 years, 246 days*  Egyptian Army[9]

* Incumbent's time in office last updated: 15 February 2021.

Agencies and DepartmentsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Egypt's New Ministry Of Defense Complex (The Octagon)". The Drive.
  2. ^ Unofficial translation of the 2014 constitution
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Former Ministers of War and Defense". mod.gov.eg. Egyptian Ministry Of Defense. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Mubarak Ousts Defense Chief, Making Him Aide". New York Times. 16 April 1989. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Defense Chief in Egypt Is Moved Aside". Los Angeles Times. 16 April 1989. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Egypt leader Mursi orders army chief Tantawi to resign". BBC. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Egypt's El-Sisi bids military farewell, says he will run for presidency". Ahram Online. 26 March 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Sedki Sobhi sworn in as Egypt's new military chief". BBC. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Egypt's Sisi reshuffles key government posts".


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