Lt. Gen. (res.) Moshe (Bogie) Ya’alon –Former IDF Chief of Staff and Defense Minister, Israel, serving from July 2002 to June 2005. In 2009, he was appointed as Minister for Strategic Affairs and Vice Prime Minister, as a member of the Likud Party, and on the 17th March 2013, he was appointed as the Defense Minister of the State of Israel. Minister Ya’alon served as Defense Minister in Israel’s 19th and 20th Knesset, before stepping down in 2016. Minister Ya'alon holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Haifa, and studied at the British Staff College in Camberley. Minister Ya'alon and his wife are members of Kibbutz Grofit, but spend most of their time living in Modiin.