IDF names new Northern Corps commander

January 25, 2015 14:55


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Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon approved on Sunday the appointment of Brig.-Gen. Tamir Heiman as the new commander of the Northern Corps.

Heiman was appointed jointly by the outgoing IDF Chief of Staff, Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz, and his successor, Maj.-Gen. Gadi Eizenkot.

Heiman has been serving as head of the Doctrine and Instruction Division at the IDF's Operations Branch. He will be promoted to the rank of major general and replace Maj.-Gen. Noam Tibon, who has been heading the Northern Corps for the past three years and is due to retire from military service.

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