Hosny Mubarak was born in Al-Menoufiyah governorate, located in the heart of Egypt, in the
Delta area. Upon his completion of high school, Mr. Mubarak joined the Egyptian Military
Academy, where he received his Bachelor Degree in Military Sciences.
In 1950, Mr. Mubarak joined the Air Force Academy and earned his Bachelor in Aviation Sciences. Since then he has held many command positions in the Egyptian Air Force as a Pilot, Instructor, Squadron Leader and Base Commander. In 1964, Mr. Mubarak headed the Egyptian Military delegation to the USSR and was appointed as the Commander of the Western Air Force Base, at Cairo West Airfield.
period from 1967 to 1972, he was appointed as the Director of the Air Force Academy and
Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Air Force, and remained in this post until 1972 when he
became Commander of the Air Force and Deputy Minister for Military Affairs. In October
1973, he was promoted to the rank of Air Marshall. In April 1975, Mr. Mubarak was named as
Vice president of Egypt and was appointed as the Vice Chairman of the National Democratic
Party (NDP), in 1978.
In 1981, Mr. Mubarak became President of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Chairman of the National Democratic Party. President Mubarak was re-elected by majority votes in 1987,1993, and 1999 for three successive terms.
In recognition of his international leading role, President Mubarak was elected twice as the Chairman of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), during the periods of 1989-1990 and 1993-1994. He has been, also, awarded various local and international prizes such as the Armour of the Man of Peace (1983), Prize of "Personality of the Year" (1984), Prize of "Man of the Year 1984" (1985), The Medal of the Astrolabe (1989), Prize of Democratic Human Rights (1990), Membership and Decoration "Honoris Causa" (1991), UN Prize of Population (1994).
Nationally, President Mubarak was awarded numerous Egyptian Civilian and Military Decorations such as Decoration of the Nile, Decoration of the Republic, Decoration of the Republic of the First Order, Decoration of Merit of the First Order, Decoration of Work of the First Order, Decoration of Sciences and Arts of the First Order, Decoration of Sports of the First Order, Memorial Decoration of Merit of the First Order, Memorial Decoration of Excellence of the First Order, Decoration of the Sinai Star of the First Order, Order of the Star of Honor, Military Star Medal, Military Decoration of the Republic of the First Order, Military Decoration for Courage of the First Order, Military Decoration for Duty of the First Order.
President Mubarak is married to Mrs. Suzanne Thabet and they have two sons, Alaa and Gamal as well as two grandsons.
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