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President Isaac Herzog appoints Colonel “N.” as the next military secretary to the president’s office, promoting her to the rank of brigadier general in the first time a female officer has been appointed to the post.
The decision was made in coordination with Defense Minister Benny Gantz and IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, according to the president’s office.
“N.”, who cannot be appointed for security reasons, will succeed the sergeant. General Alaa Abu Rukun, who has held this post for the past three years. “N” served in the IDF for 22 years, as the IDF Central Command Chief Intelligence Officer for a year and a half.
“I congratulate Colonel ‘N.’ on her appointment and have confidence and trust that she will be a welcome addition to my team of advisers, and that her professional and personal talents will bring tremendous value to the institution of the Presidency, to the IDF and to the entire state of Israel, “Herzog said in a statement.
“The glass ceiling is shattered every day in Israel and I am proud that during my presidency another glass ceiling is shattered, by a worthy and promising officer,” the president added.