IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi appointed Brig.-Gen. Eli Marom Thursday as Israel's next commander of the Navy in place of Maj.-Gen. David Ben-Bashat who decided to prematurely step down from his post last month.
Marom, whose last position was Israel's military attachÃ© to Singapore, served in the past as deputy commander of the Navy and commander of Naval Intelligence. He was the favored candidate for the post. Marom played a key role in the 2002 capture of the Karine-A weapons ship.
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