Brig. Gen. Orna Barbivay to be first woman major general in IDF

Defense Minister Ehud Barak approves several new appointments to the IDF General Staff Forum

Date: 26/05/2011, 9:23 PM     Author: IDF Website

Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Thursday (May 26) approved several new appointments to the IDF General Staff Forum.

Major General Yair Golan will become the new chief of the Northern Command, replacing Major General Gadi Eizenkot who is leaving for studies and will continue to serve in the IDF in a role to be determined in the near future.

Brigadier General Eyal Eisenberg will be promoted to the rank of major general and will serve as the new chief of the Home Front Command.

Brigadier General Orna Barbivay will be the first woman in the history of the IDF to attain the rank of major general and will be appointed to lead the Human Resources Directorate, replacing Major General Avi Zamir, who is ending his military service after 35 years in the IDF.