CAIRO: The military requested civilian tracker guides and manual workers to join the army’s departments of mechanics, electricity and other specialities.
A tracker should not be younger than 17 and a worker should not be below 15 years of age; both may not be older than 25, according to a Sunday news conference by head of military Recruitment and Mobilization Mohye Eddin Kamal.
The qualifications required vary between literacy and high school.
Trackers needed should be from Qena, Aswan and desert areas around the two governorates in southern Egypt to help border guards on the country’s long borders with Sudan.
Trace trackers are of high importance for the military in border and desert areas, especially in the Sinai Peninsula. Serving conscripts may also apply if they meet the conditions.
The military’s sufficiency comes in part from conscription; conscripts from all backgrounds serve in the military between one and three years, providing services in their fields.
On July 9, military spokesperson Mohamed Samir released a statement thanking Egyptian youth who volunteered to fight in the military or launched online campaigns to mobilize volunteers.
These campaigns were triggered by anti-military attacks in North Sinai, especially that on July 1, where coordinated attacks on some 15 checkpoints killed 17 soldiers, according to Samir. At least 200 militants were killed during and after the attack, the military said.