Defense Minister Moshe ya’alon approved new appointments among the senior officers of the IDF, the chief of the General staff Lieutenant-General Gadi Eizenkot.
Major General Jacob Barak will be appointed commander land forces.
Brigadier General Aaron Haleva will be promoted to the rank of major General and will become commander of the division on technology and logistics (ATAL).
Brigadier General Eli Sharvit will also be promoted to the rank of major General and will become commander of the Navy.
Brigadier General Nadav Padan will be the commander of the Department of computer software, and also will be promoted to the rank of major General.
New IDF attaché in the U.S. appointed Brigadier General Miki Edelstein, who will also be given the rank of major General. Currently, Edelstein is the commander of the training school of land forces (MALI).
The appointment will take effect in 2016.