Major General Gadi Shamni, GOC Central Command
Maj. Gen. Gadi Shamni Photo: IDF Spokesperson

Major General Gadi Shamni was born in Israel in 1959, and was drafted into the paratroopers unit in 1977.

Most of his service he spent in the Paratroopers Brigade. Within the unit he has served as a company Commander, Commander of a sub-division unit, Commander of a battalion, Commander of the Paratroopers Miluim unit, and Commander of the Paratroopers brigade. In addition he has also served as a battalion Commander at the Officers training school, as well as Commander of the "Yehuda" brigade in Hebron.

  • 2001: Promoted to the rank of Brigadier General, and appointed as the Chief Officer of the Infantry and paratroopers.
  • 2003: Appointed as Commander of the Gaza Formation.
  • 2004: Appointed as Chief of Operations. 
  • 2005: Appointed as Military Secretary to the Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, and promoted to the rank of Major General.

Major General Gadi Shamni has a first degree in Economics and Political Science, and a second degree in National Security.

Major General Gadi Shamni is an alumnus of the Command and Staff school, he is also an alumnus of the American armies Special Forces course in North Carolina, and an alumnus of the American army's college of war studies.

Major General Gadi Shamni is married and has four children.

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