Maj. Gen. Tal Russo Replaces Designated Chief of the General Staff, Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant as GOC Southern Command, 21 Oct 2010

In a ceremony today in the Kirya compound, Major General Tal Russo officially marked the beginning of his position as GOC Southern Command, replacing Major General Yoav Galant who is designated to be the next IDF Chief of the General Staff.

Maj. Gen. Galant is set to begin preparations for his upcoming Chief of Staff position.

Pictured from left to right: current Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi;  GOC Southern Command, Maj. Gen. Tal Russo; designated Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant; Minister of Defense, Ehud Barak.

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