Director, Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Israel's leading think tank on issues of national strategy and security. Served for over 40 years in the Israel Defense Force, 10 years as member of the IDF's General Staff. 2006-10, Chief of Defense Intelligence. 2004-06, Military Attaché to the United States. 2002-04, commanded the IDF Military Colleges and Israel's National Defense College. Operational record includes the role of Deputy Commander of the Israeli Air Force; the command of two fighter squadrons and two airbases. 1990-93, Head of the IAF's Planning Department. As a fighter pilot, conducted over 250 combat missions behind enemy lines, accumulating over 5,000 flight hours in total, on a variety of combat jets. 2014, candidate for the position of Defence Minister representing Israel’s Labour Party ahead of the March 2015 national elections. Master's in Public Administration, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (1994); BA in Economics and Business Administration, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (1985).