Approximately a month after former IDF Spokesperson Moti Almoz was promoted to Head of the Personnel Directorate, the Chief of General Staff announced that his aide will become the new IDF Spokesperson.

Gadi Eizenkot

Gadi Eizenkot Photo credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit/ Channel 2 News

Today (Tuesday), IDF Chief of General Staff Gadi Eizenkot announced his decision to appoint Colonel Ronen Manlis as the next IDF Spokesperson. The appointment was confirmed by Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

Manlis currently serves as Eizenkot’s aide and will be promoted to Brigadier General in order to replace Major General Moti Almoz, who has been in the post for the last 3 years. Almoz himself was appointed to Head of the Personnel Directorate following the retirement of Major General Hagi Topolansky.

Colonel D, currently Chief of Navy Operations, will replace Manlis to become the Chief of General Staff’s aide.