The Speaker of the United States Army, General Mark A. Millie, completed a two-day visit to Israel yesterday (Friday). This is the general’s third visit to Israel since taking office.
General Millie was a guest of the Chief of the General Staff, Major General Aviv Kochavi in the IDF, and participated in a number of military meetings and events aimed at strengthening the partnership and cooperation between the IDF and the US Army.
During the visit, a panel of commanders was held, which included a strategic review by the head of the Strategy and Third Circle Division, Major General Tal Kalman, and an intelligence review by the head of the Intelligence Division, Major General Tamir Heiman. The reviews dealt with the regional security challenges in the Middle East as well as issues in the field of power building.
The panel was chaired by the Chief of Staff and alongside the American Defense Attaché in Israel, Brigadier General Charles (Chip) Brown, the IDF Defense Attaché in Washington, General Yehuda Fox, and the head of the IDF’s Foreign Relations Division, Brigadier General Efi Dafrin .
At the end of the event, General Millie participated in the Hanukkah candle lighting ceremony led by the Chief of Staff, marking the eighth and final candle of Hanukkah. The ceremony was attended (virtually) by the American fighter by the multinational observer, who survived the helicopter crash in Egypt in November 2020 Turner, along with his medical staff and family.
The class was joined by 669 fighters, the Tactical Unit for Special Rescue of the Air Force, who were partners in assisting the IDF Musk and evacuating the American soldier for medical treatment in a hospital in Israel.
During the lighting of the candles, the Chief of Staff expressed his appreciation and gratitude to General Millie and his commitment to promoting regional cooperation.
At the end of the visit, the General toured the Palmachim base, during which he was introduced to the land arm’s multidimensional unit, an elite combat unit for advancing combat methods in maneuvering throughout the arenas, and a purposeful display was presented that included advanced combat methods and technological capabilities.
In addition, the head of the Planning and Multi-Armed Forces Division, Major General Tomer Bar, reviewed the main points of Tanufa and the major power-building plans that the IDF is leading in the face of the challenges in the various arenas.