The Military ranks of Egypt are the military insignia used by the
Egyptian Armed Forces The Egyptian Armed Forces are the state military organisation responsible for the defense of Egypt. They consist of the Egyptian Army, Egyptian Navy, Egyptian Air Force and Egyptian Air Defense Forces. The President of Egypt, President of the R ...
. Due to
Egypt formerly
Egypt formerly
being under the control of the
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British Empire
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has a rank structure influenced by the
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United Kingdom

Commissioned officer ranks

The rank insignia of
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Other ranks

The rank insignia of
non-commissioned officer A non-commissioned officer (NCO) is a military officer who has not pursued a Commission (document), commission. Non-commissioned officers usually earn their position of authority by promotion through the enlisted ranks. (Non-officers, which inclu ...
s and enlisted personnel.


The Egyptian military ranks were changed after the revolution of 1952 and the fall of the monarchy. In the year 1958 the crown was replaced by the Eagle of Saladin (also known as ''"The Egyptian Eagle"''; ''"Ancient Egyptian Eagle"'', and is the new coat of arms) and formal-Arabic language ranks.


External links

* {{DEFAULTSORT:Egyptian Military Ranks
Army An army (from Latin ''arma'' "arms, weapons" via Old French ''armée'', "armed" eminine, ground force or land force is a fighting force that fights primarily on land. In the broadest sense, it is the land-based military branch Military branch ...
Egyptian military personnel
Navy A navy, naval force, or maritime force is the branch of a nation's armed forces A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for warfare War is an intense ...
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