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President Abdel Fattah El Sisi

Sunday، 08 June 2014 12:00 AM

• Name: Abdel Fattah Said Hussein Khalil El Sisi

• Place and date of birth: Cairo- 19 November 1954

• Graduation: Egyptian Military Academy in 1977

• Marital status: Married

• Sons: Four sons “3 boys and a girl”

• Military education:
- General Command and Staff Course, Egyptian Command and Staff College, 1987;

- General Command and Staff Course, Joint Command and Staff College, United Kingdom, 1992;
- Fellowship of the Higher War College, Nasser's Military Sciences Academy, Egypt, 2003;
- Fellowship of US Army War College, United States, 2006;
- Egyptian Military Attaché in Riyadh, KSA;
- Basic Infantry Course, USA

• Main command positions:

- Commander, 509th Mechanized Infantry Battalion;
- Chief of Staff, 134th Mechanized Infantry Brigade;
- Commander, 16th Mechanized Infantry Brigade;
- Chief of Staff, 2nd Mechanized Infantry Division;
- Chief of Staff, Northern Military Zone;
- Director, Military Intelligence and Reconnaissance Department;
- Minister of Defense in 2012;
- Promoted to Field Marshal in January 2014

• Medals and decorations:

- 25th April Decoration (Liberation of Sinai) ;
- Distinguished Service Decoration;
- Military Duty Decoration, Second Class;
- Military Duty Decoration, First Class;
- Longevity and Exemplary Medal;
- Liberation of Kuwait Medal;
- Silver Jubilee of October War Medal;
- Golden Jubilee of the 23rd of July Revolution;
- Silver Jubilee of the Liberation of Sinai Medal;
- 25th January Revolution Medal

• Announcement to run in 2014 elections:

- On March 26th, 2014, in a statement to the nation, Field Marshal El Sisi resigned as minister of defense and military production and announced his intention to run for presidency.
- On March 27th, 2014 el-Sisi tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab.

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