IDF Chief of Staff Arrives in US for Working Visit

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot. (Sraya Diamant/IDF Spokesperson)
IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot. (Sraya Diamant/IDF Spokesperson)

Eisenkott will meet with U.S. military chiefs in Utah, Florida and Washington.

The Chief of Staff of the IDF, Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkott, landed in the U.S. Sunday for an official working visit as guest of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staffs, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.

During the course of his four-day visit, Eisenkott will meet with American military leaders in Utah, Florida, and Washington. The meetings will center around the two countries’ joint security challenges, a security overview of the Middle East, and future military cooperation.

Gen. Eisenkott will visit the first operational squadron of F-35 fighter jets at a special-forces base in Florida, pay his respects in the Arlington National Cemetery, and will be greeted by an honor guard at the Pentagon.

Gen. Yair Golan, the Deputy Chief of Staff, will replace Eisenkott during the course of the visit as Head of the IDF General Staff.

Eisenkott is accompanied during his visit by the IDF attaché in Washington, Gen. Yaakov Ayash, as well as the Head of the Foreign Relations Division, Brig.-Gen. Erez Meisel.

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