IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz made a series of senior military
appointments this week, which now require final approval by Defense Minister
The appointments include Col. Merav Kirshner, a female
officer set to be promoted to brigadier general and assigned to head the
Doctrine and Personnel Management Division at the IDF’s Personnel Branch.
Kirshner will become the fourth female brigadier-general.
appointments include Col. Eran Niv, who is commander of Training Base 1, the
officer candidate school, and will be promoted to brigadier-general and made
head of the Personnel Division in the Ground Forces.
Kelman, commander of the Hatzerim Air Base near Beersheba, will become head of
the IAF’s Squadron Command.
A series of air bases will receive new
commanders, including Ramat David, southeast of Haifa, to be headed by Col. Ein
Dar Amnon, and the Ramon Air Base, near Mitzpe Ramon, to be commanded by Col.
Naval Capt. David Salame is set to become a vice-admiral and
head of the Israel Navy’s Haifa Base.
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