IDF spokesperson Moti Almoz has been appointed head of the IDF’s Manpower Directorate and promoted to Major General at a ceremony at the IDF’s military headquarters in Tel Aviv on Thursday evening.
Almoz was nominated to take over as head of the army’s Manpower Directorate after the previous commander, Maj.-Gen. Hagai Topolanski stepped down after his military computer was stolen from his home last month.
Almoz will serve as both head of the Manpower Directorate and as IDF spokesperson until a replacement for the position is found.
The ceremony was attended by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot and members of the general staff.
"To be the head of the Manpower Directorate is a huge responsibility,” Liberman said, adding that “I'm sure you will easily succeed in this position like you have in past roles. I wish you both luck in the new position.”
Eisenkot said that Almoz “has accepted the responsibilities and command of the army’s most important resource, the troops,” adding that he is convinced that Almoz is “the right man” for the job who will “do the best he can to make the army better.”