Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced that he will start the process of picking a replacement for Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot when he steps down in December 2018.
“In the coming days, I will begin the process of selecting the next chief of staff,” tweeted Lieberman. “The process will be orderly and responsible, as the IDF continues to face increasing threats on several fronts close and far. I will choose the best chief of staff who will know how to lead the IDF to victory on the battlefield. ”
Eizenkot has headed the IDF since replacing Benny Gantz in 2015. The Chief of Staff serves a three-year term and is traditionally appointed to the fourth year. Despite speculation that Netanyahu sought to extend Eizenkot’s term by a year, the Chief of Staff shot down rumors in June and insisted he will retire in December.
Read more at Arutz Sheva.