Egypt’s army has been a force to reckon with, particularly in the Sinai region. During joint exercises, the US and Egyptian forces have gained invaluable experience from each other. The army has been performing excellently in the Sinai and is outperforming US Marines in the fight against terrorism. The army is one of the most respected forces in the Arab world and is in a league of its own, alongside the Iraqi Golden Division, the Jordanian JSOC and the UAE SOF.
In 2010, the Egyptian Army introduced changes to its Officer Education System, which prepares officers for the field. These officers are responsible for planning and executing full spectrum operations. Their role is to ensure that their men are equipped with the skills necessary to carry out their duties. The Egyptian Army’s officers are well-trained and have excellent leadership skills.
Egyptian military training consists of three components. Those who lead the army are known as generals. These soldiers are considered the most senior. They are usually in charge of a specific division, but have a lot of responsibility. They can rule as pharaoh in times of emergencies.
The Egyptian military’s goals include restoring social order, maintaining discipline in the ranks, ensuring a smooth transition to a civilian government, and defending Egypt against external threats. The Egyptian military is united in its efforts to achieve these goals. However, it will be a complicated environment to achieve them.