Maj. Gen. Gady Eisenkott is named Dep. Chief of Staff

The appointment of Maj. Gen. Gady Eisenkott, announced Monday by Defense Minister Ehud Barak, ends long speculation about this post, which almost automatically makes its holder Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz’s successor as Chief of Staff at the end of his term of duty. Eisenkott has wide experience in a variety of high posts, most in the Northern Command.

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