Yoav Galant New IDF Chief of Staff
Posted By Mike Rosenthal on August 22, 2010 | Leave a Comment
This just in:Defense Minister Ehud Barak has just published his decision to appoint Head of Southern Command, Major General Yoav Galant, the next IDF Chief of Staff. Galant, 52, has been in the IDF since 1977 when he was 19, starting out in the Israeli equivalent of the Navy Seals, Shayetet 13, the self same unit involved in the Gaza Flotilla affair. He became head of Southern Command in 2005, and was instrumental in planning and executing Gaza Operation Cast Lead in January 2009.