Citing his infectious, positive attitude, Salah is consistently called out by his peers as a lynchpin of his unit, always driving up morale. He got his start in 1975, enlisting in El Geish el Masry, aka the Egyptian Ground Forces.
Two years later, he was selected for the Sa’ka Forces, or Thunderbolt Forces, and placed into commando training for 34 weeks at El Sa’ka Academy. In 1979, he joined counterterrorism and special operations Unit 777, formed following the expulsion of the Soviets.
Always supportive of his teammates, both on and off the field, he seeks to bring out the best in people. When it comes to his enemies, however, he’s willing to do whatever it takes to protect his teammates and complete the mission.