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Yair Golan
Born 1962
Place of birth Rishon LeZion, Israel
Allegiance Israel Israel
Years of service 1980—
Rank Aluf
Commands held Israeli Northern Command

Aluf Yair Golan (Hebrew: יאיר גולן‎) is a general in the Israel Defense Forces and currently the head of Israeli Northern Command.[1]

Timeline of career[1][]

  • 1980: enlisted in the Paratroopers Brigade (IDF)
  • 1980s-90s: company commander, commander of 'Orev' company, deputy battalion commander, Operations Branch officer, and commander of brigade 890
  • 1993: battalion commander in IDF Officers' School
  • 1994: West Bank Division Division's Operations Branch Officer
  • 1996-1997: commander of Eastern Division of Lebanon Liaison Unit
  • 1998-2000: head of Operations Directorate
  • 2000-2002: commander of Nahal infantry brigade
  • 2003-2007: commander of West Bank Division
  • 2008-2011: commander of Home Front Command
  • Since July 2011: head of Israeli Northern Command


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