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11 February 2011 Last updated at 14:46 ET
Egypt's key military figures
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 TantawiField marshalDefence minister. Appointed deputy prime minister after the sacking of the cabinet on 29 January and now head of the Higher Military CouncilServed in the government as minister of defence since 1991 and a general commander for the armed forces since 1995
Sami Hafez EnanLieutenant generalChief of staff of the armed forcesServed as chief of staff of the armed forces since 2005
Abd el Aziz Seif-EldeenLieutenant generalCommander of air defence forcesServed as commander of air defence forces since 2005
Reda Mahmoud Hafez MohamedAir marshalAir force commanderBecame chief of staff of the air force in 2007 and air marshal in 2008
Mohab MamishVice admiralCommander in chief of the navyGraduated in 1971 and trained in the US, UAE, China, Greece and France
Hassan al-RoueiniGeneralMilitary commander for the Cairo areaThe general addressed protesters in Tahrir Square on 11 February, telling them their demands "will be met"
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