29 Nov '14, 5pm

Israel Names Infantryman as New IDF Chief

Israel Names Infantryman as New IDF Chief

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today endorsed Maj. Gen. Gadi Eisenkott to become the next chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) once Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, current IDF Chief, retires early next year. Eisenkott, a Golani infantryman who rose through the ranks to command the hard-slogging ground combat brigade, served as director of operations during Israel’s 2006 Lebanon War and then took command of IDF Northern Command with responsibility for the Lebanese and Syrian fronts. Since February 2011, Eisenkott has been deputy to Gantz. Eisenkott was recommended to become the IDF’s 21st chief of staff by Gantz and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon. His nomination will be presented to the cabinet for official approval. Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, a successor to Eisenkott in command of the northern front, has been tapped to assume the deputy chief of staff position onc...

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/article/20141129/DEFREG04/3112...

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