Moshe Gidron

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Moshe Gordon
Native name משה גדרון
Born (1925-05-25)May 25, 1925
Tel Aviv, Israel
Died November 14, 2009(2009-11-14) (aged 84)
Israel
Buried at Ramat HaSharon
Allegiance  Israel
Service/branch
Years of service 1942-1972; 1974-1976
Rank IDF aluf rotated.svg Aluf
Battles/wars

Moshe Gidron (Hebrew: משה גדרון‎‎, May 25, 1925 - November 14, 2009) was a Major General in the Israel Defense Forces and former head of the Manpower Directorate.

Biography[edit]

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.

Gidron returned to army service in April 1974, promoted to the rank of Major General (Aluf) as head of the IDF's Manpower Directorate. He held this position until 1976.

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.