Abdul Meniem Al-Toras

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Abdul Meniem Al-Toras
عبد المنعم التراس
Commander of the Egyptian Air Defense Command
In office
14 ِAugust 2012 – 17 December 2016
President Mohamed Morsi
Preceded by Abd El Aziz Seif-Eldeen
Succeeded by Ali Fahmi [1]
Military service
Allegiance  Egypt
Service/branch Egypt Air Defense Flag.png Air Defense Forces
Years of service 1972- present[2]

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Lieutenant General[3]
Unit 22nd Air Defense Battallion (SA-3)

SA-6 missiles Battalion
SAM Brigade
Chief of Staff of an Air defense Division

Dean of the Air Defense college
Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Air Defence command[4]
Battles/wars Yom Kippur War

Abdul Meniem Al-Toras is the current Commander of the Egyptian Air Defense Command. He graduated from the Air Defense college in 1972, and saw action in the Yom Kippur War. He is the first commander-in-chief of the Egyptian Air Defense Forces who graduated from the Air Defense College and was commissioned in the Air Defense Forces as a separated military branch. All previous commanders-in-chief were graduates of the Army academy and were commissioned in Army units, in fact many of them were commissioned in non-AD units like Armour, Artillery, Infantry, and Signals. He held most of the notable commands in the Egyptian Air Defense.[4] On 14 August 2012 President Mohamed Morsi Appointed him as the new Commander in Chief of the Egyptian Air Defence command after he dismissed Lt. General Abd El Aziz Seif-Eldeen.[5] He is a member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which was reorganized in September 2012.[6]

Military education[edit]

  • The Main Course[7]
  • Brigades fire leader Course[7]
  • Battalions fire leader Course[7]
  • Main Staff Course [7]
  • War Course, Fellowship of the Higher War College, Nasser's Military Sciences Academy[7]

Medals and Decorations[edit]

  • Sinai Liberation Medal[7]
  • Longevity and Exemplary Medal[7]
  • Distinguished Service Decoration[7]
  • Training medal[7]
  • 6th of October Medal[7]
  • October Fighters Medal[7]
  • The 20th anniversary of the revolution Medal[7]
  • The 50th anniversary of the revolution Medal[7]
  • Air Defense's Day Medal[7]
  • Silver Jubilee of October war's victory Medal[7]
Military offices
Preceded by
Abd El Aziz Seif-Eldeen
Commander of the Egyptian Air Defence Forces
14 ِAugust 2012 - 16 December 2016
Succeeded by
Ali Fahmi


  1. ^ AL-Yom Al-Sabee 17-12-2016
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-16. Retrieved 2012-08-15. , Biography of the new Air Defense Commander.
  3. ^ "Egypt's Morsi appoints new navy, air force and air defence commanders - Politics - Egypt - Ahram Online". English.ahram.org.eg. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  4. ^ a b http://www1.youm7.com/News.asp?NewsID=757710&SecID=12
  5. ^ "Egypt's Morsy taps new military commanders - CNN.com". Edition.cnn.com. 2012-08-10. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  6. ^ Ahmed Aboul Enein, Al-Sisi decides on new SCAF formation, Daily News Egypt, September 3, 2012.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Profile: Abdul Meniem Al-Toras". Egyptian Ministry of Defense.