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Chief of the General Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces
رئيس الأركان العامة للقوات المسلحة المصرية
Incumbent
Lieutenant general ar (Mohamed Farid Hegazy)

since 28 October 2017
Egyptian Armed Forces
Member of General Staff
Supreme Council of the Armed Forces
Reports to Minister of Defence
Seat Cairo, Egypt
Appointer President of Egypt
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Formation September 1952
First holder Lieutenant general ar (Mohamed Ibrahim Selim)

The Chief of the General Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces is second in command after the Minister of Defence and the President. He usually holds the second highest military rank. Commanders of the naval forces, air forces and air defense forces are under his command.

List of chiefs[]

The following is a list of chiefs of the General Staff of Egypt since the Egyptian revolution of 1952.

Chief of the General Staff Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1Ibrahim, MohammedLieutenant General ar (Mohamed Ibrahim Selim)September 1952May 19596 years, 8 months
2
Abdel Hakim Amer
Amer, Abdel HakimField Marshal Abdel Hakim Amer
(1919–1967)
May 195923 March 19644 years, 10 months
3
Mohamed Fawzi
Fawzi, MohamedColonel General Mohamed Fawzi
(1915–2000)
23 March 196411 June 19673 years, 80 days
4
Abdul Munim Riad
Riad, Abdul MunimGeneral Abdul Munim Riad
(1919–1969)
11 June 19679 March 1969 †1 year, 271 days
5
Ahmad Ismail Ali
Ali, Ahmad IsmailField Marshal Ahmad Ismail Ali
(1917–1974)
9 March 19699 September 1969184 days
6
Mohammed Ahmed Sadek
Sadek, Mohammed AhmedColonel General Mohammed Ahmed Sadek
(1917–1991)
9 September 196915 May 19711 year, 248 days
7
Saad el-Shazly
el-Shazly, SaadColonel General Saad el-Shazly
(1922–2011)
15 May 197113 December 19732 years, 212 days
8
Mohamed Abdel Ghani el-Gamasy
el-Gamasy, Mohamed Abdel GhaniField Marshal Mohamed Abdel Ghani el-Gamasy
(1921–2003)
13 December 197326 December 19741 year, 13 days
9
Mohammed Aly Fahmy
Fahmy, Mohammed AliField Marshal Mohammed Aly Fahmy
(1920–1990)
3 January 19754 October 19783 years, 274 days
10
Ahmed Badawi
Badawi, AhmedField Marshal Ahmed Badawi
(1927–1981)
4 October 197814 May 19801 year, 223 days
11
Abd al-Halim Abu Ghazala
Ghazala, Abd al-Halim AbuField Marshal Abd al-Halim Abu Ghazala
(1930–2008)
14 May 19802 March 1981292 days
12
ar (Abdul Rabi Al-Nabi Hafez)
Hafez, Abd Rab el-NabiLieutenant General ar (Abdul Rabi Al-Nabi Hafez)2 March 198116 July 19832 years, 136 days
13
Ibrahim El-Orabi
El-Orabi, IbrahimLieutenant General Ibrahim El-Orabi
(born 1931)
16 July 198312 August 19874 years, 58 days
14
ar (Safi al-Din Abu Shnaaf)
Hafez, Abd Rab el-NabiLieutenant General ar (Safi al-Din Abu Shnaaf)12 August 198720 May 19913 years, 250 days
14
Salah Halabi
Halabi, SalahLieutenant General Salah Halabi
(1937–2014)
20 May 199119953–4 years
15
ar (Magdy Hatata)
Halabi, SalahLieutenant General ar (Magdy Hatata)
(born 1941)
199520013–4 years
16
ar (Hamdy Wahiba)
Halabi, SalahLieutenant General ar (Hamdy Wahiba)200130 October 20053–4 years
16
Sami Hafez Anan
Halabi, SalahLieutenant General Sami Hafez Anan
(born 1948)
30 October 200512 August 20126 years, 318 days[1]
16
Sedki Sobhy
Sobhy, SedkiGeneral Sedki Sobhy
(born 1955)
12 August 201226 March 20141 year, 195 days[2]
17
Mahmoud Hegazy
Hegazy, MahmoudLieutenant General Mahmoud Hegazy
(born 1953)
26 March 201428 October 20173 years, 216 days[3]
18
ar (Mohamed Farid Hegazy)
Hegazy, Mohamed FaridLieutenant General ar (Mohamed Farid Hegazy)
(born 1953)
28 October 2017Incumbent3 years, 331 days[4]

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