- General Michel Sleiman is the 12th President of the Republic of Lebanon
- Born on the 21st of November 1948, in Amchit – Jbeil
- Married to Mrs. Wafaa Sleiman, and has 3 children:
- Rita, Dentist, married to Engineer Wissam Baroudi, and has three children;
- Lara, Architect Engineer, married to Engineer Nabil Hawat, and has one child;
- Charbel, a Doctor.
President Sleiman was granted a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO) in 2010; and from the National University of the Third of February in Buenos Aires (UNTREF) in 2012.
President Sleiman obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political and Administrative Sciences from the Lebanese University in 1980. He masters the Arabic, English and French languages.
Military and Administrative courses
During his military career, President Sleiman took part in many military and administrative courses, notably in Belgium (1971), France (1981) and the Unites States of America (1995).
Decorations and Medals
Cf. Section "Decorations and Medals".
Landmarks of his military career, in particular during his Command of the Army
To dedicate the Army to defending democracy
(2005-2008), rather than belonging to the regime and repressing its policy opponents. The national army henceforth preserved the citizen's security and rights. This national role was reflected in ensuring the security of demonstrators, public and private institutions and freedom of expression starting the year 2005 (date of the assassination of Prime Minister Rafic Hariri) and to the date of his presidential election. To fight terrorism
by all military, political and social means. To complete the deployment process of the Lebanese Army
on all the Lebanese territories following the withdrawal of the Syrian Army on April 26, 2005 and till his presidential election. To implement a plan
putting an end to the Israeli war on Lebanon in 2006, and in particular, to plan and prepare for the deployment of the Lebanese Army in the South and on the land and sea passageways. The operation was carried out accurately and perfectly, and in the end, the Lebanese flag was hoisted on the Southern border hill of Labbouneh on October 2, 2006, indicating the restoration of the Lebanese sovereignty in the South.