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Gantz approves home front chief as next head of IDF Northern Command

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

Major General Uri Gordin, chief of Israel's Home Front Command, speaks during an interview with AFP at the command's operational center in Ramle on October 12, 2021. (JACK GUEZ / AFP)
Major General Uri Gordin, chief of Israel's Home Front Command, speaks during an interview with AFP at the command's operational center in Ramle on October 12, 2021. (JACK GUEZ / AFP)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz has approved the appointment of Maj. Gen. Uri Gordin, the current head of the Home Front Command, to be the next chief of the military’s Northern Command.

Brig. Gen. Rafi Milo who currently heads the IDF Command and Staff College, will be the next Homefront Command chief. He’ll be promoted to the rank of major general along with the new role.

They will enter their roles in the coming months, the IDF says.

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