Osama El-Gendi

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Osama El-Gendi
أسامة الجندي
Commander in Chief of the Egyptian Navy
Assumed office
14 August 2012
President Mohamed Morsi
Preceded by Mohab Mamish
Personal details
Born January 18, 1953
Military service
Allegiance  Egypt
Service/branch  Egyptian Navy
Rank EgyptianNavyInsignia-ViceAdmiral-shoulderboard.svg Vice Admiral
Commands Matrouh Naval Base
Battles/wars Yom Kippur War
Libyan–Egyptian War

Osama El-Gendi (born 1953) is an officer in the Egyptian military.

He graduated from the Naval Academy in Alexandria in 1973 in time to serve on a frigate as a fire direction officer during the Yom Kippur War and saw action outside the terrirorial waters near Damietta.[1]
On 14 August 2012 President Mohamed Morsi appointed him as the Commander of the Egyptian Navy after dismissing Vice Admiral Mohab Mamish[2]

Military education[edit]

  • Bachelor of the Navy studies [3]
  • The captain of the high seas, August's course[3]
  • Specific leadership course[3]
  • M.A. of military sciences and the navy studies, Egyptian Joint command college[3]
  • War staff course (Naval Specialization)[3]
  • Crisis Management / Negotiation course[3]
  • Advanced War Course - Nasser Military Academy[3]
  • Advanced Distinguished leaders Course - Nasser Military Academy.[3]
  • M.A. of the global transport, The Arab academy for sciences and technology and the maritime transport.[3]

Main commands[edit]

  • Commander of Group in the Second Brigade Missile Frigates[3] 1989-1993
  • Commander of Second Brigade of Boats[3] 1993-1997
  • Chief of Operations of Red Sea Fleet[3] 1997-2000
  • Commander of Matrouh Naval Base[3] 2000-2004
  • Commander of Red Sea Fleet[3] 2004-2008
  • Commander-in-Chief of Alexandria Naval Base and Mediterranean Fleet[3] 2008-2011
  • Chief of Naval Operations[3] 2011-2012
  • Chief of staff of the Egyptian Navy[3] 2012-

Medals and Decorations[edit]

  • Medal of the 25th of April[3]
  • Medal of Military Duty, Second Class.[3]
  • Medal of Military Duty, First Class.[3]
  • Medal of Training, First Class[3]
  • Distinguished Service Decoration.[3]
  • Longevity and Exemplary Medal[3]
  • Medal of the Egyptian Navy.[3]
  • Silver Jubilee Medal of 6 October victory 25th Anniversary[3]
  • Golden Jubilee Medal of 23 July 50th Anniversary[3]
  • Silver Jubilee Medal of 25 April Anniversary[3]
  • January 25 Medal[3]


  1. ^ http://www1.youm7.com/News.asp?NewsID=757710&SecID=12
  2. ^ "Morsy appoints new military commanders". Daily News Egypt. 2011-03-30. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab "Profile: Osama el-Gendi". Egyptian Ministry of Defense.