Gadi Shamni

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Gadi Shamni
Born 1959
Jerusalem, Israel
Allegiance Israel Israel
Years of service 1977—
Rank Aluf
Commands held Paratroopers Brigade, Infantry Corps, Gaza Division, Central Command
Battles/wars First Lebanon War, Second Lebanon War

Aluf Gadi Shamni (born 1959) is a general in the Israel Defense Forces and currently Israel's military attaché in the United States.

In 1977 Shamni was drafted into the Paratroopers Brigade, which he stayed in for much of his early career. In 2001 he was promoted to Brigadier General and in 2005 to Major General when he became the Military Secretary to the Prime Minister. In May 2007 Shamni was appointed head of Central Command, replacing Yair Nave. In October 2009 he became Israel's military attaché in the United States.

Shamni has studied at the IDF Command and Staff College and the United States Army War College, and has received a BA in economics and political science and an MA in national security. Shamni also graduated from the US Army Special Forces course.