|Former Deputy Chief of General Staff Uzi Dayan holds a B.Sc. in mathematics and physics from Hebrew University and an M.Sc. in operations research from Stanford University. Here are some highlights of his life:
Born in 1948, the nephew of Moshe Dayan, he grew up in Moshav Hayogev in the Jezreel Valley.
1966: Began IDF service.
1978: Was transferred to the Armored Corps and served as a battalion commander.
1982: Fought with an armored brigade during the war in Lebanon.
1983: Served as an armored brigade commander in both a reserve and a regular division. He also served as the commander of the Battalion Commander's Course.
1993: Was appointed head of the Planning Branch of the General Staff; as such, he headed the Israeli security committee for peace negotiations with the Jordanians, Palestinians and Syrians. He also served as Senior Liaison Officer to the Jordanian Forces.
1996: Was appointed head of Central Command
1998-2000: Served as Deputy Chief of General Staff.
2000-2002: Served as Chairman of the National Security Council and National Security Adviser to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
2002-2004: Served as Chairman of the Forum for National Responsibility and president of the Zionist Council in Israel.