Major General Dan Halutz

 



Major General Dan Halutz was born in Tel Aviv in 1948

A list of positions Major General Dan Halutz has filled during his military career

1966

Started his military career in the flight course as a cadet and finished as a fighter pilot in 1968.

 

After completing the operational training course on the 'Urgan' plane and his service as a pilot on the 'Mister' and 'Vutur' planes he later joined the first 'Phantom' squadron of the IAF.

1968

During the War of Attrition he joined the squadron framework of 40 operational flights.

1973

Released from the IDF and went on to study academically. However, with the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War he returned to the 'Phantom' squadron and joined approximately 43 operational flights. During the war he shot down 3 enemy aircraft.

1978

Released again from the IDF and served as a pilot in reserves for 4 years.

1982

Returned to the IAF and started to fly F-16 planes.

1984

Received the command of the 'Phantom' squadron.

1986

Chosen as head of the operational unit of the Lavi aircraft project.

1991

Appointed as commander of the Chazor base.

1993

Rose to rank of brigadier general and appointed head of the IAF squadron.

1995

Appointed chief of staff of the IAF.

1998

Rose to rank of major general and served as an aid to the chief of general staff.

1999

With a change in formation of the general staff, Halutz was chosen as major general of the first operations branch.

2000

Appointed as commander of the IAF.

2004

Completed his position as commander of the IAF.

July 25, 2004

Appointed to the position of deputy chief of general staff.

Major General Dan Halutz completed his elementary studies at the 'Kugel' high school in Holon.

Major General Dan Halutz is a graduate of Tel Aviv University and received a B.A. in Economics.

Major General Dan Halutz is married with three children.



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