Next Deputy Chief of the General Staff: Maj. Gen. (res.) Yair Naveh

IDF (Zahal) Spokesperson

Maj. Gen. (res.) Yair Naveh has been officially approved for the role of Deputy Chief of the General Staff

Date: 11/10/2010, 7:16 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

Minister of Defense, Ehud Barak, approved the recommendation by the Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, to appoint Maj. Gen. (res.) Yair Naveh for the role of Deputy Chief of the General Staff.

Maj. Gen. (res.) Naveh will return to service and begin the position of Deputy Chief of the General Staff in the coming weeks replacing Maj. Gen. Beni Gantz who will resign from his service in the IDF (Zahal). The appointment of Maj. Gen. (res.) Naveh was done at the suggestion of the future Chief of the General Staff, Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant.

Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh was born in the year 1957 and was drafted in 1975 to the Golani Brigade. Over the years he served in many high ranking roles in the brigade, from Company Commander to Brigade Commander.

In 2003, as a Major General, he was appointed Commander of IDF (Zahal) Home Front Command. He served in this position until 2004, after which he was appointed Commander of GOC Army Headquarters, a position he held until 2007 when he retired from the IDF (Zahal). Maj. Gen. Naveh has a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science and a master’s degree in Business Management. He graduated from the College for National Security with honors and from the School for Command. He is married and a father of four.