Brig. Gen. (Res.) Abraham Assael

Brig. Gen. Abraham Assael was born in 1950 in the city of Petach Tikva, Israel.
Brig. Gen. Assael was inducted into the Israel Defense Forces in 1969 and served in the IAF. He graduated IAF Flight School as a Fighter Navigator and joined the first 'Phantom' Squadron of the IDF in 1971. Brig. Gen. Assael took part in the Yom Kippur War, and was wounded while captured as a P.O.W in Syria.
During his service, Brig. Gen Assael served in various Command and Staff positions: Head of Coordination Team with the GF and the IAF / Commander of the Navigation Section at the IAF Flight School in 'Hazerim' Air Forces Base / Deputy in Command of the Operations and Control Unit at the IAF HQ / Commander of the "Ovda" Air Force Base / Chief Instructor at the National Defense College of the IDF / Commander of the IDF Youth and Education Corps / IDF Defense Attaché in France, Spain and Portugal / Commander of the IDF Attachés Course
Since July 2015, Brig. Gen. Assael is the CEO of Fisher INSTITUTE For Air & Space Strategic Studies
Brig. Gen. Assael is a B.Sc in Economics and Business from the University of 'Bar Ilan', Ramat Gan, Israel. He is Also a M.A. in Political Sciences and National Security from the University of Haifa.
Brig. Gen. Assael is a graduate of the Military School of France in Paris
Brig. Gen. Assael is married to Ruth; they have three Children: Bar, Dan and Noa.