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Israel Defense Forces: General Staff


To maintain a professional, efficient, and precise army, a forum of senior commanders, known as the General Staff, leads the Israel Defense Forces. Heading the forum is the Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi; he is the commander of the army. Under him are 24 major generals and brigadier generals who are responsible for the different branches and departments of the IDF.

IDF Chief of the General Staff- Maj.-Gen. Herzi Halevi

Deputy Chief of Staff - Major General Eyal Zamir

Commander of the Israeli Navy - Vice Admiral Eli Sharvit

Commander of the Ground Forces - Major General Yoel Strick

Commander of the Israeli Air Force - Major General Amikam Norkin

GOC Northern Command - Major General Amir Baram

 GOC Central Command - Major General Tamir Yadai 

GOC Southern Command - Major General Herzl (Herzi) Halevi

GOC Home Front Command - Major General Ori Gordin

Head of the Military Intelligence Directorate - Major General Tamir Hayman

Head of the Manpower Directorate - Major General Mordechai (Moti) Almoz

Head of Operations Directorate - Major General Aharon Haliva

Head of Planning Directorate - Major General Amir Abulafia

Head of Technological and Logistics Directorate - Major General Yitzhak Turgeman

Head of C4I Directorate - Major General Lior Carmeli

Military Advocate General - Major General Sharon Afek

Chief Military Rabbi - Brigadier General Eyal Karim

Head of the Doctrine and Training Division - Brigadier General Daniel (Danny) Gold

Military Secretary to the Minister of Defense - Brigadier General Ofer Winter

Commander of the Military Colleges - Major General Itai Veruv

 Commander of the Depth Corps - Major General Itay Virov 

IDF Spokesperson - Brigadier General Hidai Zilberman

Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories - Major General Kamil Abu Rukun

President of the Military Court of Appeals - Major General Doron Piles

Director of the Budget Department and Financial Advisor to the Chief of Staff - Brigadier General Ariella Knoll Lazarovich

Military Secretary to the Prime Minister - Brigadier General Avi Blut

Chief Reserve Officer - Brigadier General Ari Singer

Commander of the Northern Corps - Major General Yaakov Banjo

Gender Affair Advisor to the Chief of Staff - Brigadier General Yifat Yerushalmi Tomer

IDF Comptroller - Brigadier General Ofer Sarig

Commander of the IDF’s General Staff Corps - Major General Moti Baruch

Source: Israel Defense Forces