Field Marshal Ahmed Ismail Ali the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and the Egyptian Minister of War during the war of October 1973, and before that served as the President of the Egyptian intelligence service.
Was a fellow of both the late President Anwar Sadat and President Gamal Abdel Nasser in the War College and after graduating from the rank of second lieutenant, he joined the infantry and was sent to Mnaqbad and from there to Sudan, then traveled in a training mission with some Egyptian officers and the British to Deir Yassin in Palestine in 1945 and ranked first
When he signed the tripartite aggression against Egypt in 1956, tackled him as commander of the Third Brigade in Rafah and in El Qantara East and was the first of the receipt of Port Said after the attack.
Took command of the Sinai during the period from 1961 until 1965, when you create the Ground Forces Command was appointed as Chief of Staff and the leadership until the 1967 war. Days after the setback of the late President Gamal Abdel Nasser's decision to dismiss a number of officers and senior leaders, among them Ahmad Ismail, after less than 24 hours is President Nasser to return to service and appointed chief of the armed forces operations.
Was appointed in the same year, General Commander of the front, and he had a feeling and a strong sense that the Egyptian army was not tested in his abilities and efficiency during the 1967 war did not take his chance in real fighting, it was believed that the warrior of Egypt and the Arab world did not have the opportunity to even compete with his Israeli counterpart, even compete with the fair because if he had have this opportunity as a result there would have been completely different to what happened in the setback. He was convinced that he can not recover the land of Egypt and the Arab robbed by Israel in 1967 without a military battle change the balance of the region and raise to Egypt and the Arabs Hamthm, so I began to reconfigure the armed forces, he established two armies, the second and third field, and was credited with establishing the first line of defense of the Egyptian forces After 3 months of the setback.
Act together, returning troops from Sinai and re-organized, armed and in a short period these forces fought battles restored confidence of the Egyptian troops at the top of the nest, and Green Island and destroyed the Israeli Navy destroyer Eilat.
After the martyrdom of General Abdel-Moneim Riad on March 9, 1969 was chosen by President Gamal Abdel Nasser to take over as Chief of Staff, a position that relieved him in the same year when President Nasser relieved from all his posts. Embarked after his removal from his posts on writing the perfect war plan to restore Sinai and ended this plan based on his experience and encyclopedic owned readings in military history, and decided to send the plan to President Nasser, but declined in the last minute.
After the death of President Nasser in 1970 and took President Anwar Sadat was the appointment of Ahmad Ismail in the May 15, 1971 Director of General Intelligence and remained in this position nearly a year and a half year to October 26, 1972 when President Sadat's decision appointing him minister of war and commander in chief of the armed forces, succeeding team Muhammad Sadiq Ismail to lead the Egyptian army at the stage of the most delicate stages of the epic fight Liberation.
On January 28, 1973 appointed by the Defence Council, the Arab commander in chief of the three fronts of the Egyptian, Syrian and Jordanian. President Sadat granted the rank of Field Marshal on February 19, 1974 as of the sixth of October 1973, the highest ranking Egyptian military, the second an Egyptian officer of this rank up Baadalmhir Abdel Hakim Amer.
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