Chief of Staff travels to U.S.

Lt. Gen. Gantz and Gen. (****) Dempsey during a previous visit in the U.S.

Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz arrived for a work visit in the U.S., hosted by U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. (****) Martin E. Dempsey

Date: 02/03/2013, 2:45 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz arrived today (Sunday, February 3) for an official five-day work visit in the United States, as the guest of the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. (****) Martin E. Dempsey.

During the course of the visit, Lt. Gen. Gantz and General (****) Dempsey will conduct a series of work meetings together, as well as meetings with other American officials. They will also discuss current security challenges, the regional security status in the Middle East and military cooperation.

During his absence, Lt. Gen. Gantz will be replaced by his deputy, Maj. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot.

Lt. Gen. Gantz will be accompanied by his wife, Defense Attaché to the US and Canada Maj. Gen. Yaacov Ayish, and Head of the Planning Directorate Maj. Gen. Nimrod Sheffer.