The Military Academy
Military Academy is a distinctive scientific and military institution in Egypt,
the Middle East, and Africa, which prepares the Egyptian candidates to become
army officers and then commanders. The academy awards a bachelor's degree in
Military Sciences. It is affiliated to Egypt's Ministry of Defense and located
in Masr Al-Gadidah area.
Ali Pasha, the founder of modern Egypt, realized the importance of military
power in its different aspects. So, he was the first ruler to build a modern
military school in 1811 in El-Qalaa area, Cairo. Then in 1820, the school was
transferred to Aswan and was known as " the military school".
Ali Pasha brought Napoleon's most famous soldiers to train the Egyptian
soldiers and build a powerful army. One of which was Joseph Seif, who later was
known as Suleiman Pasha El-Faransawi and was assigned to train the army.
to Aswan's high temperature, remoteness, and transportation difficulties, the
school's location changed several times. Then in 1908, it was relocated to
Kobri El-Kobba area and was named the military secondary school. In 1938, the school's name changed to the
royal military academy, and in 1954, it was moved to its current location in
Masr Al-Gadidah. The academy was officially inaugurated in 1955.
Military Academy's Famous Graduates
Late presidents Mohammad Naguib- Gamal Abdel Naser-
Mohammad Anwar El-Sadat, former president Hosni Mubarak, Field Marshal Mohamed
Hussein Tantawy, and president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.