Egyptian Army ranks

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Egyptian Army ranks:

History[edit]

The Egyptian army ranks were changed after the revolution of 1952 and the fall of the monarchy. In the year 1958 the crown was replaced by the Eagle of Saladin (the new coat of arms) and the Turco-Egyptian ranks were changed into Arabic ranks.

Commissioned Officers[edit]

Commissioned Officer rank insignia of the Egyptian Army
Lieutenant First Lieutenant Captain Major
(see notes)
Lieutenant Colonel
(see notes)
Colonel
(see notes)
Brigadier
(see notes)
Major General;
literally: Banner
Lieutenant General;
literally: General
Colonel General;
literally: First General
Field Marshal;
literally: Counsellor
ملازم ملازم أول نقيب رائد مقدم عقيد عميد لواء فريق فريق أول مشير
Molazim Molazim awwal Naqib Ra'id Moqaddim 'aqid 'amid Liwaa' Fariq Fariq awwal Moshir
EgyptianArmyInsignia-Lieutenant.svg
EgyptianArmyInsignia-FirstLieutenant.svg
EgyptianArmyInsignia-Captain.svg
EgyptianArmyInsignia-Major.svg
EgyptianArmyInsignia-LieutenantColonel.svg
EgyptianArmyInsignia-Colonel.svg
EgyptianArmyInsignia-BrigadierGeneral.svg
EgyptianArmyInsignia-MajorGeneral.svg
EgyptianArmyInsignia-LieutenantGeneral.svg
EgyptianArmyInsignia-ColonelGeneral.svg
EgyptianArmyInsignia-FieldMarshal.svg
  • Ra'id literally means "pioneer", "pathfinder" or "exemplar"; Moqaddim literally means "man in advance", or loosely, "leader"; aqid literally means a man who is bound in a contract or pact; amid literally means "colonel" but is equivalent to a western brigadier (brigadier-general).
  • The Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces must be at least Colonel General and the Field Marshal rank is given only to the Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces.

Enlisted personnel[edit]

Other rank insignia
Private Expert/

Specialist

Raqīb
(overseer)
First Raqīb Assistant First Assistant
جندي عريف رقيب رقيب أول مساعد مساعد أول
Jondi 'arif Raqib Raqib awwal Mosa'id Mosa'id awwal
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EgyptianArmyInsignia-Corporal.svg
EgyptianArmyInsignia-Sergeant.svg
EgyptianArmyInsignia-StaffSergeant.svg
EgyptianArmyInsignia-WarrantOfficer.svg
EgyptianArmyInsignia-ChiefWarrantOfficer.svg

See also[edit]

References[edit]