Michel Sleiman

Date and place of birth: 1948 - Amchit-Caza of Jbeil

Spoken Languages: French - English

Marital status: Married/3 children


  • Enrolled in the Army as Cadet Officer, and entered the Military Academy on 04/10/1967
  • Promoted to Second Lieutenant on 01/08/1970
  • Promoted to First Lieutenant on 01/08/1973
  • Promoted to Captain on 01/07/1978
  • Promoted to Major on 01/01/1983
  • Promoted to Staff Lieutenant Colonel on 01/01/1987
  • Promoted to Staff Colonel on 01/01/1991
  • Promoted to Staff Brigadier General on 01/01/1996
  • Promoted to General on 21/12/1998


  • Assigned to the 6th Regiment on 10/08/1970
  • Assigned to the 9th Regiment on 07/07/1971
  • Assigned to the Army Training Institute School of NCOs on 31/08/1971
  • Assigned to the 2nd Infantry battalion as the 3rd company Chief on 12/08/1974
  • Assigned to the 2nd North region as Chief of the personnel Section on 10/08/1976
  • Assigned to the Army Headquarters Battalion Secretariat-General on 05/06/1979
  • Assigned to the Military AcademyTraining group, as 3rd Year Instructor on 23/02/1983
  • Assigned trainer of 1st year at the Military Academy on 19/05/1983
  • Assigned Chief of the 1st Training battalion at the Military Academy on 06/04/1984
  • Detached to the 2nd Training battalion at the Military Academy , as Chief of Battalion on 12/02/1985
  • Assigned to the Military Academy and was detached to the 3rd Training battalion, as chief of the Battalion , on 09/11/1985
  • Assigned to the 9th Infantry brigade - company 901 as chief of the 2nd section on 13/06/1989
  • Acted as Staff Commander of the 9th brigade, on 10/07/1989
  • Assigned to the 10th Airborne Infantry brigade - company 1001 as chief of the 3rd section on 01/08/1989
  • Assigned to the General Headquarters Battalion of Mount Lebanon region as chief of the Intelligence section on 04/12/1990
  • Assigned to the battalion of the General Headquarters of the Mount Lebanon region - Commandment of the region as chief of the Intelligence section on 24/01/1991
  • Assigned to the General Headquarters of Mount Lebanon , at the disposition of the Command on 26/08/1991
  • Assigned to the Secretariat of Staff as Secretary of Staff on 28/10/1991
  • Assigned to General Headquarters and detached to the 11th Infantry brigade on 10/07/1993
  • Appointed commander of the 6th Infantry brigade on 24/01/1996 and for a month period
  • Appointed commander of the 6th Infantry brigade on 12/02/1996
  • Appointed the Armed Forces Commander on 21/12/1998


Courses inside the country

  • Completed 52 weeks Command and staff course at the Command and staff College as from 06/06/1988
  • Computer course in 1996

Courses abroad

  • Training course in Belgium from 07/01/1971 to 04/07/1971
  • Training course in France from 09/02/1981 to 17/07/1981
  • Training course in the United States of America from 22/06/1995 to 25/07/1995

Medals and honors

  • Lebanese Order of Merit, 3rd Class
  • Medal of War
  • National Order of the Cedar, Class of Knight
  • Lebanese Order of Merit, 2nd Class
  • Order of National Unity
  • Order of the South Dawn
  • Order of the military esteem, silver Class
  • Lebanese Order of Merit, 1st Class
  • National Order of the Cedar, Class of Grand Cordon
  • Medal of Internal Security
  • Medal of General Security
  • Medal of State Security
  • Order of the Ukrainian President of Republic
  • Military Medal
  • Commemorative Medal of Conferences for year 2002
  • Patent of the Medal of Honor of the Arab Union
  • Decoration of the Arab Union for Military Sports in second class (commander)
  • Syrian Order of Merit, grade of excellence
  • Commendations of the Armed Forces Commander, 4 times
  • Felicitations of the Armed Forces Commander, 18 times
  • Felicitations of Chief of Brigade , one time