IDF chief announces first senior appointments since October 7

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

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi announces the first list of senior appointments in the military since the October 7 onslaught.

Nominations of senior officers had been on hold since the Hamas attack, save temporary appointments of those replacing slain commanders.

The list includes three new brigadier generals and 11 new colonels, as well as 26 colonels who are only moving positions at the same rank.

At a further date, discussions will be held for the appointment and promotions of lieutenant colonels and majors.

The IDF will not be appointing new commanders to roles considered sensitive and related to ongoing internal probes into the IDF’s failures in the lead-up to the October 7 attack.

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