New head of IDF Depth Command takes up position

The new head of the IDF’s Depth Command took up his position following a ceremony on Thursday at IDF General Command headquarters in Tel Aviv.

Maj.-Gen. (res.) Tal Russo, whose appointment as head of the Depth Command was announced in January, officially took charge during a ceremony attended by IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon.

The Depth Command is in charge of planning and coordinating military operations far from Israel’s shores. Russo replaces Maj.-Gen. Roni Numa, who held the position for six months, and who will become the next head of the IDF’s Central territorial Command. 


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