|Ahmed Badawi Sayyid Ahmed|
|Minister of Defence of Egypt|
14 May 1980 – 2 March 1981
|Prime Minister||Mustafa Khalil|
|Preceded by||Kamal Hassan Ali|
|Succeeded by||Abd al-Halim Abu Ghazala|
|Died||March 2, 1981 (aged 54)|
Near Siwa, Egypt
|Years of service||1948–1981|
|Commands||Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces|
Ahmed Badawi was born in the coastal city of Alexandria in 1927. He studied commerce at Alexandria University where he obtained his bachelor degree, he then traveled to Moscow on a scholarship to the M.V. Frunze Military Academy.
He became a senior lecturer at the military academy in 1958 but then he was fired from the military service in 1967. President Anwar El-Sadat then asked him to return to military service at the same time as he became a lecturer at Ain Shams University. He was then promoted to be the commander of the third field army during 1973 October War when he commanded the 7th Mechanized Division crossing the Suez Canal.
He became the commander of the Training Institute of the Armed Forces and was then promoted to become the Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces.
On 14 May 1980, Anwar El-Sadat made him the minister of defense and military production.
A few months after becoming in charge of the ministry of defence, Ahmad Badawi died, along with 12 senior officers, in a helicopter crash on 2 March 1981.
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