Yair Golan

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Yair Golan
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Born 1962
Rishon LeZion, Israel
Allegiance Israel Israel
Years of service 1980–
Rank IDF aluf rotated.svg 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][edit]

  • 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


  1. ^ a b "Major General Yair Golan, GOC Homefront Command". Israel Defense Forces. Retrieved 2008-12-28.