Younes Hamed

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Younes el-Sayed Hamed
Born 15 December 1959
Allegiance  Egypt
Service/branch  Egyptian Air Force
Rank Air Marshal

Air Marshal Younes Hamed (Arabic: يونس حامد‎‎; born 15 December 1959) is the Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Air Force.

Hamed graduated from the Egyptian Air Academy on 16 December 1979. During his service in the Egyptian Air Force he has been the commander of a flying squadron, an air brigade commander and an air area commander. More recently he served as the head of the Air Operations Division, the Air Force Chief of Staff before being selected as the Commander of the Air Force.[1]

He was appointed to the post by President Mohamed Morsi on 14 August 2012, succeeding Reda Mahmoud Hafez Mohamed.[2] He is a member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which was reorganized in September 2012.[3] On 4 November 2013 he was promoted to the rank of air marshal.[1] In 2015, he met with US Lieutenant General Charles Q. Brown Jr. to discuss military cooperation between Egypt and the United States.[4]

Military education[edit]

Decorations and Medals[edit]

  • Longevity and Exemplary Medal[1]
  • Military Duty Decoration, Second Class[1]
  • Military Duty Decoration, First Class[1]
  • Distinguished Service Decoration[1]
  • 25 January Revolution Medal[1]


Military offices
Preceded by
Reda Mahmoud Hafez Mohamed
Commander of the Egyptian Air Force
2012 – present