Tal Russo made IDF Operations Directorate head

October 4, 2006 19:16

Defense Minister Amir Peretz approved IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz's recommendation Wednesday to appoint Brig.-Gen. Tal Russo as the new head of the IDF Operations Directorate. Russo will replace Maj.-Gen. Gadi Eizenkot who has been appointed OC Northern Command in place of the outgoing commander Maj.-Gen. Udi Adam. Russo's last position was commander of Division 162 in the Central Command and has over the past few months served as Halutz's representative for talks with the national-religious sector and as an advisor to the Operations Directorate on special operations. Russo, 47, enlisted in the IDF in 1978 and served in the General Staff Reconnaissance Unit (Sayeret Matkal) and served as a commander of the Nahal Brigade.

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