President Sisi appoints Lieutenant General Osama Askar chief of staff of Egyptian Armed Forces
Askar was born in Daqahlia governorate in 1957, and graduated from the Military Academy in 1970, according to Al Ahram. He had begun his career in the infantry branch rising through the ranks until he became Commander of the Third Field Army, headquartered in Suez.
In 2015, Askar was appointed commander of the forces in Sinai, assigned as main mission combating terrorism northern the peninsula, which came into existence in tandem with January 25, 2011 Revolution. The commander is married with three children.
Former Chief of Staff Mohamed Farid has been appointed consultant to the president for Decent Life initiative.