Egypt's key military figures

Supreme Council of the Armed Forces The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces appeared on state TV the day before President Mubarak's resignation. The council's head, Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, is seated second from the right.

Armed forces top brass

Name Rank Role Background

Source: Egyptian ministry of defence, regional experts

Mohamed Hussein Tantawi

Mohamed Hussein Tantawi

Field marshal

Defence minister. Appointed deputy prime minister after the sacking of the cabinet on 29 January and now head of the Higher Military Council

Served in the government as minister of defence since 1991 and a general commander for the armed forces since 1995

Sami Hafez Enan

Sami Hafez Enan

Lieutenant general

Chief of staff of the armed forces

Served as chief of staff of the armed forces since 2005

Silhouette of a man

Abd el Aziz Seif-Eldeen

Lieutenant general

Commander of air defence forces

Served as commander of air defence forces since 2005

Reda Mahmoud Hafez Mohamed

Reda Mahmoud Hafez Mohamed

Air marshal

Air force commander

Became chief of staff of the air force in 2007 and air marshal in 2008

Mohab Mamish

Mohab Mamish

Vice admiral

Commander in chief of the navy

Graduated in 1971 and trained in the US, UAE, China, Greece and France

Hassan al-Roueini

Hassan al-Roueini

General

Military commander for the Cairo area

The general addressed protesters in Tahrir Square on 11 February, telling them their demands "will be met"

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