Ministry of Defence and Military Production

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Ministry of Defense and Military Production
وزارة الدفاع والانتاج الحربى
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Agency overview
Formed14 May 1971
JurisdictionEgypt Arab Republic of Egypt
HeadquartersCairo, Egypt
Minister responsible
Websitehttp://www.mod.gov.eg

The Egyptian Ministry of Defense and Military Production 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. The ministry is based in Cairo.[1]

List of ministers[edit]

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]

Minister Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1
Muhammad Naguib
Naguib, MuhammadMajor General
Muhammad Naguib
(1901–1984)
9 September 195218 June 19539 months
2
Abdel Latif Boghdadi
Boghdadi, Abdel LatifLieutenant Colonel
Abdel Latif Boghdadi
(1917–1999)
18 June 195317 April 19549 months
3
Hussein el-Shafei
el-Shafei, HusseinColonel
Hussein el-Shafei
(1918–2005)
17 April 195431 August 19544 months
4
Abdel Hakim Amer
Amer, Abdel HakimField Marshal
Abdel Hakim Amer
(1919–1967)
31 August 195429 September 19628 years
5
Abdel Wahab el-Beshry
el-Beshry, Abdel WahabAbdel Wahab el-Beshry29 September 196210 September 19663 years, 11 months
6
Shams Badran
Badran, ShamsMajor General
Shams Badran
(born 1929)
10 September 196619 June 19679 months
(5)
Abdel Wahab el-Beshry
el-Beshry, Abdel WahabAbdel Wahab el-Beshry19 June 196722 July 19671 month
7
Amin Howeidi
Howeidi, AminAmin Howeidi
(1921–2009)
22 July 196724 February 19687 months
8
Mohamed Fawzi
Fawzi, MohamedLieutenant General
Mohamed Fawzi
(1915–2000)
24 February 196814 May 19713 years, 2 months
9
Mohammed Ahmed Sadek
Sadek, Mohammed AhmedColonel General
Mohammed Ahmed Sadek
(1917–1991)
14 May 197126 October 19721 year, 5 months
10
Ahmad Ismail Ali
Ali, Ahmad IsmailField Marshal
Ahmad Ismail Ali
(1917–1974)
26 October 197228 December 1974 †2 years, 2 months
11
Mohamed Abdel Ghani el-Gamasy
el-Gamasy, Mohamed Abdel GhaniField Marshal
Mohamed Abdel Ghani el-Gamasy
(1921–2003)
28 December 19744 July 19783 years, 188 days
12
Kamal Hassan Ali
Ali, Kamal HassanColonel General
Kamal Hassan Ali
(1921–1993)
4 July 197813 May 19801 year, 10 months
13
Ahmed Badawi
Badawi, AhmedField Marshal
Ahmed Badawi
(1927–1981)
14 May 19802 March 1981 †292 days
14
Abd al-Halim Abu Ghazala
Ghazala, Abd al-Halim AbuField Marshal
Abd al-Halim Abu Ghazala
(1930–2008)
4 March 198115 April 19898 years, 42 days[3][4]
15
Youssef Sabri Abu Taleb
Abu Taleb, Youssef SabriLieutenant General
Youssef Sabri Abu Taleb
(1929–2008)
15 April 198920 May 19912 years, 1 month
16
Mohamed Hussein Tantawi
Tantawi, Mohamed HusseinField Marshal
Mohamed Hussein Tantawi
(born 1935)
20 May 199112 August 201221 years, 2 months[5]
17
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
el-Sisi, Abdel FattahField Marshal
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
(born 1954)
12 August 201227 March 20141 year, 7 months[6]
18
Sedki Sobhy
Sobhy, SedkiColonel General
Sedki Sobhy
(born 1955)
27 March 201414 June 20184 years, 2 months[7]
19
Mohamed Ahmed Zaki
Zaki, Mohamed AhmedLieutenant General
Mohamed Ahmed Zaki
(born 1956)
14 June 2018Incumbent153 days[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ministry of Defense and Military Production (Egypt)". Epicos. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  2. ^ Unofficial translation of the 2014 constitution
  3. ^ "Mubarak Ousts Defense Chief, Making Him Aide". New York Times. 16 April 1989. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Defense Chief in Egypt Is Moved Aside". Los Angeles Times. 16 April 1989. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Egypt leader Mursi orders army chief Tantawi to resign". BBC. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Egypt's El-Sisi bids military farewell, says he will run for presidency". Ahram Online. 26 March 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Sedki Sobhi sworn in as Egypt's new military chief". BBC. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Egypt's Sisi reshuffles key government posts".

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