As new IDF chief Halevi is set to take over, Maj. Gen. Amir Baram is named as his deputy

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

An undated photo of Maj. Gen. Amir Baram. (Israel Defense Forces)
An undated photo of Maj. Gen. Amir Baram. (Israel Defense Forces)

Maj. Gen. Amir Baram, former commander of the military’s Northern Command, has been named as the next deputy chief of staff.

Baram will enter the role when the current deputy, Maj. Gen. Herzi Halevi, becomes chief of the Israel Defense Forces.

The decision to appoint Baram was made by Defense Minister Benny Gantz, following recommendations made by Halevi and by outgoing military chief Aviv Kohavi.

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