Israel names successor to IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz

The IDF logo. Credit: IDF.

( Israel announced that Maj. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot will succeed Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz as chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) next February.

Eizenkot, the IDF’s current deputy chief of staff, began his military service in the Golani Brigade, which he would eventually lead from 1997-1998. He later served as military secretary to the prime minister and defense minister, head of the IDF’s Judea and Samaria Brigade, head of the Operations Directorate, and General Officer Commanding the Northern Command.

“Throughout his service, Maj. Gen. Eizenkot has demonstrated integrity and ethics, and he has always stood by his principles and opinions,” Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Saturday.

Posted on November 30, 2014 .