The Egyptian Military Academy is the oldest and most prominent military academy in Egypt and Africa. Traditionally, graduates of the Military Academy are commissioned as officers in the Egyptian Army. However, they may serve in other branches and commands of the Egyptian military establishment.
The Military Academy contains branches, which provide additional training and skills. It also features a prolonged study system so as to graduate more elite officers to serve in the 1st Army and Special forces, such as the Branch of Military Arts and Thunderbolt School.
The Academy's current Director is Major General Gamal Abo Ismail.