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Tal Russo Photo: Herzl Yosef
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Sami Turgeman Photo courtesy of the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
Sami Turgeman Photo courtesy of the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
 
 

GOC Southern Command Russo to retire from IDF

Russo will be retiring from military service after 35 years. GOC Army Headquarters Maj.-Gen. Sami Turgeman to replace him

Yoav Zitun
Published: 01.21.13, 07:01 / Israel News

GOC Southern Command Major-General Tal Russo announced Sunday evening that he will be retiring from military service after 35 years.

 

GOC Army Headquarters Major-General Sami Turgeman has been named as the next chief of the southern sector.

 

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Turgeman was recommended for the post by IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen Benny Gantz. The nomination was sanctioned by Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

 

Russo is considered one of the most respected members of the General Staff, and most recently he successfully headed Operation Pillar of Defense.

 

He was also instrumental in the planning and execution of the new southern border fence project.

 

Russo's decision to retire is believed to have stemmed from the fact that he was passed over for the role of deputy chief of staff; losing to GOC Northern Command Major-General Gadi Eizenkot.

 

Turgeman's replacement as GOC Army Headquarters will be Brigadier-General Guy Tzur, who currently serves as the head of IDF's Plans and Policy Directorate. Tzur will be promoted to the rank of major-general.

 

As head of Army Headquarters, Tzur is expected to continue preparing the Ground Forces to the possibility of a third war in Lebanon, or a future ground operation in Gaza Strip.

 

Both Turgeman and Tzur are expected to take office within several weeks.

 

 

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