Mustafa born in Salonika (Thessaloniki). 1893
Mustafa enters the Military Preparatory School in Salonika and is given the second name “Kemal” by his teacher.
Mustafa Kemal enters the Military High School at Manastir.
Mustafa Kemal enters the infantry class of the Military Academy in Istanbul.
Mustafa Kemal graduates from the Military Academy and goes on to the General Staff College.
Mustafa Kemal graduates from the General Staff College with the rank of Staff Captain and is posted to the Fifth Army, based in Damascus.
Mustafa Kemal and his friends from the secret society “Fatherland and Freedom” in Damascus.
Mustafa Kemal transferred to Third Army and goes to Salonika.
Mustafa Kemal transferred to General Staff in Istanbul.
Mustafa Kemal successfully leads the Tobruk offensive in Libya.
Mustafa Kemal appointed Director of Operations, Mediterranean Straits Special Forces.
Mustafa Kemal appointed Military Attaché in Sofia.
Allies land at Ariburnu (Gallipoli) and Mustafa Kemal stops their progress with his division.
Mustafa Kemal appointed Commander of Anafartalar Group.
Mustafa Kemal promoted to Brigadier-General.
Mustafa Kemal takes Bitlis and Mus back from the enemy.
Mustafa Kemal becomes Commander of Lightning Group of Armies.
Mustafa Kemal appointed Inspector of 9th Army based in Erzurum with wide powers.
Mustafa Kemal leaves Istanbul.
Mustafa Kemal lands in Samsun. This date was recorded as the start of War of Independence.
Mustafa Kemal resigns from the post of Inspector of 3rd Army and from the army.
Mustafa Kemal elected Chairman of Erzurum Congress.