Sunday, May 1, 2016

JINSA Launches New IDF Rising Officers Program

JINSA is proud to announce the successful completion of its inaugural IDF Rising Officers Program. The program educates a select handful of IDF field officers about the cultural, institutional, economic and historical factors that drive U.S. foreign and defense policy. The 10-day course took place April 10-20 in Washington, D.C. Fifteen IDF officers were selected by JINSA for this unique program from a pool of candidates determined by the Israeli War College as promising, high-potential future leadership of the IDF. All participants are majors who have been approved or likely will be approved for promotion to lieutenant colonel, and who are current participants in the Israeli War College's Command and Staff course. The officers included commanders of infantry units, pilots of squadrons, naval officers, intelligence officers, and officers who will be dealing directly with issues regarding the U.S.-Israel relationship in their next posts. Over twenty-five instructors, including current and former high-ranking senior officials and military officers, led sessions in the classroom, the Pentagon, Capitol Hill and at U.S. military bases.