Magdy Galal Sharawi

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Magdy Galal Sharawi
Born May 1946
Allegiance  Egypt
Service/branch  Egyptian Air Force
Rank Air Marshal

Air Marshal Magdy Galal Sharawi (Arabic: مجدي جلال شعراوي‎ born May, 1946) is a retired senior Egyptian Air Force officer. From 2002 to 2008, he was the Commander of the Egyptian Air Force.

Magdy Galal Sharawi graduated from the Egyptian Air Academy in 1966. As a pilot he flew MiG-15s, MiG-17s, MiG-21s and SU-7s. From February 1997 to January 2000 he was the Director of the Egyptian Air Academy[1] and in 2002 he was appointed as the Commander of the Egyptian Air Force. In late 2003, Sharawi visited Pakistan, meeting the Pakistani Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Kaleem Saadat.[2] Following a number of senior appointments he was made Commander of the Egyptian Air Force on 1 March 2002. Currently, he is an Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary to Switzerland.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Othman Abdel-Ghany Sakr
Director of the Egyptian Air Academy
1997–2000
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Unknown
Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Air Force
? – 2002
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Ahmed Shafik
Commander of the Egyptian Air Force
2002–2008
Succeeded by
Reda Mahmoud Hafez Mohamed