The army’s top lawyer Brig. Gen. Sharon Afek will be promoted to the rank of major general, the military announced on Thursday, citing the increasing importance of his position. When he is promoted later this year, Afek will become the first openly gay officer in the Israel Defense Forces to hold that rank. In addition to the change in rank, the military advocate general will have a fixed tenure of five years, with the option for a sixth, “depending on the needs of the IDF chief of staff and the agreement of the military advocate general,” the army said.
May 3 / Times of Israel