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|Native name||משה גדרון|
May 25, 1925|
Tel Aviv, Israel
|Died||November 14, 2009
|Buried at||Ramat HaSharon|
|Years of service||1942-1972; 1974-1976|
Born under the British Mandate of Palestine, at the age of 17 Gidron joined Palmach and served in it until the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. He was then trained as communications officer, serving in Yiftach Brigade and later as chief communications officer of the Central Command and later in the Southern Command. During 1952-1953 he commanded the military training school for communications.
In 1966 he was made head of the Communications and Electronics Corps, serving in that capacity during the Six Day War. He was discharged in 1972 as a Brigadier General, becoming CEO of the Koor industries and Telrad telecommunications company.
In 1973 his son, Ilan Gidron, was killed during the Yom Kippur War.
Following his discharge Gidron was appointed as Director General of the Ministry of Communications. In 1979 he was appointed as Israel's Consul General to Southwestern United States. Between the years 1988-2002 he was chief comptroller of the Israeli defense system.