Israel Defense Forces ranks
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has a unique rank structure. Because the IDF is an integrated force, ranks are the same in all services (there is no differentiation between army, navy, air force, etc....
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Shaul Mofaz
Lt. General Shaul Mofaz (Hebrew: שאול מופז‎, born 4 November 1948) (Persian:شهرام مفضض‌کار, Shahrām Mofazzazkār) is an Israeli politician. Following his victory against Tzipi Livni in the Kadim...
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Moshe Dayan
Moshe Dayan (Kitaigorodsky) (Hebrew: משה דיין‎; 20 May 1915 – 16 October 1981) was an Israeli military leader and politician. He was the second child born on the first kibbutz, but he moved with...
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Yitzhak Rabin
Yitzhak Rabin (Hebrew: יצחק רבין‎; [jitsˈχak ʁaˈbin]; 1 March 1922 – 4 November 1995) was an Israeli politician, statesman and general. He was the fifth Prime Minister of Israel, serving two ter...
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Rafael Eitan
Rafael "Raful" Eitan (Hebrew: רפאל "רפול" איתן‎, born 11 January 1929 – 23 November 2004) was an Israeli general, former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces and later a politician, a Kn...
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Mordechai Maklef
Mordechai (Motke) Maklef (or Makleff) (Hebrew: מרדכי (מותקה) מקלף‎; 1920–1978) was the third Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and later, director-general of many important p...
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David Elazar
David "Dado" Elazar (27 August 1925 – 15 April 1976) was the ninth Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), serving in that capacity from 1972 to 1974. He was forced to resign in the afterma...
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Dan Halutz
Dan Halutz ( listen ; Hebrew: דן חלוץ‎; born August 7, 1948) is an Israeli Air Force Lt. General and former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces and commander of the Israeli...
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Aluf
Aluf (Hebrew: אלוף‎, lit. "champion") is the term used in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) for officers who in other countries would have the rank of general, air marshal, or admiral. In addition...
Tzvi Tzur
Tzvi Tzur (Hebrew: צבי צור‎, also transliterated Zvi Tsur, 1923 – 28 December 2004) was an Israeli officer who served as the IDF's 6th Chief of Staff.
Tzur was born in the Zaslav in the ...
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Haim Laskov
Haim Laskov (1919, Barysaw, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic – 8 December 1982) was an Israeli public figure and the fifth Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces.
Laskov was born in Bar...
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Yaakov Dori
Yaakov Dori (1899–1973) (Hebrew: יעקב דורי‎) was the first Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).Born in the present day Ukraine (then part of the Russian Empire) as Yakov Dostrovsky...
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Ehud Barak
Ehud Barak (Hebrew: אהוד ברק , born Ehud Brog; 12 February 1942) is an Israeli politician who served as Prime Minister from 1999 to 2001. He was leader of the Labor Party until January 2011....
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Moshe Levi
Moshe Levi (Hebrew: משה לוי‎) (1936 – January 8, 2008) was an Israeli military commander and the 12th chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). He served in this position from 1983 ...
Dan Shomron
Gen. Dan Shomron (Hebrew: דן שומרון) (August 5, 1937, Kibbutz Ashdot Yaakov – February 26, 2008) was the 13th Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, from 1987 to 1991.During the Six-Day War he c...
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Amnon Lipkin-Shahak
Rav Aluf (ret.) Amnon Lipkin-Shahak (Hebrew: אמנון ליפקין-שחק‎; March 18, 1944 – December 19, 2012) was an Israeli military officer and politician. He served as Chief of Staff of the Israel ...
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Benny Gantz
Benjamin "Benny" Gantz (Hebrew: בנימין "בני" גנץ‎; born June 9, 1959) was the Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (February 14, 2011 – February 16, 2015).
Gantz was born ...
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Haim Bar-Lev
Haim "Kidoni" Bar-Lev (Hebrew: חיים בר-לב‎, 16 November 1924 – 7 May 1994) was a military officer during Israel's pre-state and early statehood eras and later a government minister.
Born...
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Mordechai Gur
Lt. Gen. Mordechai "Motta" Gur (Hebrew: מרדכי "מוטה" גור‎, May 6, 1930 – July 16, 1995) was an Israeli politician and the 10th Chief of Staff of the IDF. During the Six-Day War (1967), he co...
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Moshe Ya'alon
Moshe "Bogie" Ya'alon (Hebrew: משה יעלון‎; born Moshe Smilansky on 24 June 1950) is an Israeli politician and former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces. He currently serves as Defen...
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Chief of General Staff (Israel)
The Chief of the General Staff, also known as the Commander-in-Chief of the Israel Defense Forces (Hebrew: ראש המטה הכללי, Rosh HaMateh HaKlali, abbr. Ramatkal—רמטכ"ל) is the supreme commander and Chi...
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Yigael Yadin
Yigael Yadin (Hebrew: יִגָּאֵל יָדִין, born Yigael Sukenik (Hebrew: יגאל סוקניק‎) 20 March 1917 – 28 June 1984) was an Israeli archeologist, politician, and the second Chief of Staff of the Isra...
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Chief warrant officer
Chief Warrant Officer is a military rank used by the United States Armed Forces, the French Armed Forces, the British Armed Forces, the Canadian Armed Forces, the Israel Defense Forces, the South Afri...
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Gabi Ashkenazi
Gabriel "Gabi" Ashkenazi (Hebrew: גבי אשכנזי‎; born February 25, 1954), was the Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces from 2007 to 2011.
Ashkenazi was born and grew up in H...
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