Major General Yoav Galant filled during his service in the IDF





Major General Yoav Galant, GOC IDF Southern Command

Major General Yoav Galant was born on November 1958 in Jaffa.

The following is a list of positions Major General Yoav Galant filled during his service in the IDF:

ˇ      1977: Drafted to the IDF Naval Commandos, “Flotilla 13” – served as a combat soldier, officer, and commander. Participated and commanded many IDF operations throughout his service.

ˇ      1986: Appointed company commander of combat soldiers in the Naval Commandos. Was later promoted to rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

ˇ      1993-1994: Commanded the Jenin Regional Brigade of the Judea and Samaria Regional Division in the IDF Central Command.

ˇ      1994-1997: Commander of the IDF Naval Commandos.

ˇ      1997-1999: Commander of the Gaza Regional Division in IDF Southern Command.

ˇ      1999-2001: Earned Armored Corps qualifications and served as Chief of the Armored Corps. Served as commander of a reserves armored corps division in IDF Central Command.

ˇ      2001-2002: Appointed IDF Ground Forces Executive Officer.

ˇ      2002: Appointed Military Secretary of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, and was promoted to the rank of Major General.

ˇ      2005: Appointed GOC Southern Command, in charge of security along Israel’s southern borders. Maj. Gen. Galant has commanded many operations, most notably operation Cast Lead.  

Major General Yoav Galant holds a B.A. graduating with honors, in Business and Finance Management from the University of Haifa.

Major General Yoav Galant is married and a father of three.