Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman approved the appointment of Major General Aviv Kochavi as the IDF’s next Deputy Chief of Staff. Along with Kochavi, Liberman approved the appointments of Amikam Norkin as the IAF Commander and Yoel Strick will take over Kochavi’s position as head of Northern Command.







The next Deputy Chief of Staff

The next Deputy Chief of Staff Photo Credit: Flash 90

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman approved IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot’s recommendation to appoint Major General Aviv Kochavi, who currently serves as head of the IDF Northern Command, as Deputy Chief of Staff.

Aside from the Deputy Chief of Staff, Liberman accepted the rest of Eisenkot’s recommendations. Among the approved recommendations is the head of the IDF Homefront Command, Major General Yoel Strick, who will replace Kochavi as head of the IDF Northern Comand.

Major General Amikam Norkin will serve as the IAF Commander replacing Major General Amir Eshel, who has served in the position for the past four years.