Chief of staff: Major General Amir Eshel named Commander of the air force.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak approved the decision of the Chief of staff, Lieutenant General Benny Gantz, the appointment of Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel for Chief of the IAF

תאריך: 05/02/2012, 15:58    
מחבר: מערכת אתר צה”ל

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak approved today (Sunday) the decision made by Chief of general staff, Lieutenant General Benny Gantz, to appoint Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel for Chief.
Chief expressed his deep appreciation to the other candidates for the job. Eshel replaces Maj. Gen. ido nehushtan. Gen. nehushtan spoke with Gen. Eshel and Kee successfully in the new Commission.

Chief of staff: Major General Amir Eshel named Commander of the air force.

Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel was born in Jaffa in 1959. In 1977 joined the pilot course and finish
As a combat pilot in 1979, his career began as a pilot “Skyhawks” Etzion “bases”, where ו”רמון served as leader in the Lebanon war.

Eshel has served as an instructor at the flight school and operational training course for two years.
During its service flew a number of aircraft and helicopters – F-15, F-16, Maul, Eagle, Apache, Cobra helicopter and light aircraft, and has more than 5,500 flight hours.

During his military service he filled a number of roles Eshel of the IAF, including:

1991-1993 the Squadron “Thunder in the air force base Ramat David.
1993-1995 Squadron “Maul” 2,000 air force base Tel NOF.
1996-1999 Head of operations at air force headquarters.
1999-2001 the Commander of air force base “Ramon”.
2001-2003 Chief Air Force Base Tel NOF.
2004-2005 Top aerial.
2006-2008 air force Chief of staff.
2008-onwards head of the Planning Department.

Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel is a BA in general studies from Auburn University in Alabama, and an m.a. in political science from Haifa University and the College of national security.

Translated from Hebrew

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