Ibrahim Tannous

Date and place of birth: 1929 - Kobbayat - Caza of Akkar

Spoken Languages: French - Italian

Marital status: Married/4 children


  • Enrolled in the Army and entered the Military Academy as Cadet Officer on 16/10/1952
  • Promoted to Second Lieutenant on 01/10/1955
  • Promoted to First Lieutenant on 01/10/1958
  • Promoted to Captain on 01/01/1965
  • Promoted to Major on 01/01/1969
  • Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of Staff on 01/07/1972
  • Promoted to Colonel of Staff on 01/01/1980
  • Promoted to General of Staff on 12/08/1982
  • Promoted to General on 12/08/1982


  • Assigned to 4th Artillery Regiment on 01/08/1956
  • Assigned to the Military Academy (Deputy Trainer) on 01/09/1957
  • Reinstated to the 4th Artillery Regiment on 01/08//1958
  • Assigned to the general Headquarters – 4th Bureau on 01/10/1958
  • Appointed chief of the 4th Bureau per Interim, from 21/05/1965 to 16/08/1970
  • Appointed Assistant Chief of the 4th Bureau on 17/08/1970
  • Appointed chief of the Co-operative service at the Social Affairs directorate on 04/10/1971
  • Appointed chief of the Finance control Office at the directorate of Administrative Control on 21/04/1972
  • Was assigned to the region of North Lebanon on 21/07/1973
  • Was assigned to the Headquarters of the Infantry Brigade- Chief of Staff of brigade on 01/08/1973
  • Was assigned to the independent anti-tanks company (artillery commander) on 03/08/1974
  • Was transferred to the company of the Bekaa regional district - regional deputy to the commander of the region on 18/07/1974
  • Was detached to the Beirut region Command from 16/09/1974 to 26/09/1974
  • Appointed Deputy to the Commander of the Bekaa region on 21/12/1974
  • Was detached to command by Interim of the Eastern defense Sector on 28/02/1975
  • Assigned to the Headquarters Battalion of the 1st Infantry brigade- Chief of Staff of the brigade on 18/08/1975
  • Assigned to the Army Headquarters Battalion as Chief of the Studies, organization and planning Office on 30/08/1975
  • Assigned to the Sector No. 3 / Unit 31 as commander of the group on 15/03/1978
  • Appointed Armed Forces Commander on 08/12/1982
  • Was released from his duty as the Armed Forces Commander upon his request, and was put at the disposition of the minister of National Defense on 23/06/1984
  • Retired on 01/07/1988

Courses inside the country

  • Enhancement Training Course for officers from 16/07/1968 to 28/09/1968
  • 4 months course in Italian language at the Italian cultural center as from 08/11/1971
  • Complementary course for officers from 07/05/1968 to 13/07/1968
  • Rank upgrading course from 17/05/1979 to 27/10/1979

Courses abroad

  • Training Course in France from 08/10/1955 to 18/08/1956
  • Training Course in Italy from 26/09/1972 to 02/07/1975

Medals and honors

  • Medal for battle wounds
  • Lebanese order of Merit in Silver
  • National order of the Cedar in Class of knight
  • Commemorative Medal of 31/12/1961
  • National order of the cedar in Officer Class
  • Lebanese Order of Merit with branches in Second Class
  • War Medal, two times
  • National Order of the Cedar, Class of Commander
  • National order of Merit in Grand Cordon Class
  • Lebanese Order of Merit in First Class
  • Commendation of the Minister of National Defense, one time
  • Commendation of the Armed Forces Commander, two times
  • Felicitations of the Armed Forces Commander, 3 times