Eli Sharvit Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli_Sharvit

Eli Sharvit
Commander of the Israeli Navy
In office
12 September 2016 – 2 September 2021
Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu
ChiefAviv Kochavi
Preceded byRam Rothberg
Military service
Allegiance Israel
Branch/serviceNaval Ensign of Israel.svg Israeli Navy
RankIDF Navy aluf.png Major General
CommandsHaifa Naval Base

Aluf Eli Sharvit is a general in the Israel Defense Forces who served as the Commander of the Israeli Navy between 2016 and 2021.

Life and career[edit]

Sharvit was born on kibbutz Sde Boker and grew up in Beersheba. He was one of three children born to Yosef and Esther Sharvit, Moroccan Jewish immigrants to Israel. He attended the Makif Alef school in Beersheba. He is married to Eti and the father of three children. Sharvit was conscripted into the Israel Defense Forces in 1985 and joined the Israeli Navy. He remained in the navy as an officer after his mandatory service. Sharvit served in numerous positions and later headed the navy's missile boat fleet in 2009. Sharvit then served as the commander of the Haifa naval base, taking over command from then-base commander Ram Rothberg, from 2011 to 2014. From 2014 onwards until his appointment as Commander, he served as the Chief of staff for the Israeli Navy.[1][2][3]

Commander of the Israeli Navy[edit]

On September 12, 2016, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman approved his appointment as the next head of the Israeli Navy, after being nominated by IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot.[1][4][2][5] He is to be promoted in rank to Major General (Aluf). He replaced Vice-Admiral Ram Rothberg, who served as the Commander of the Israeli Navy for five years.[3] He officially entered his role as the Commander of the Israeli Navy at a ceremony in Tel Aviv.


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  2. ^ a b "IDF gets new top sailor, as Eisenkot makes fresh appointments". Timesofisrael.com. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
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  4. ^ "Ynetnews News - Defense minister approves new Navy chief". Ynetnews.com. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
  5. ^ "IDF names new commanders of Ground Forces, Navy - Breaking News - Jerusalem Post". Jpost.com. Retrieved December 10, 2016.