Join JFEDKC as we hear from Brigadier General Gal Hirsch, author of the bestselling autobiography "Defensive Shield, An Israeli Special Forces Commander in the Front Line of Counterterrorism.” Hirsch will share his personal story as well as current Middle East assessments and Israel’s challenges.
Originally published in Hebrew as “War Story, Love Story,” this revised English edition offers a unique look at milestones in Israel’s defense over the past 30 years. Hirsch held many commanding roles during his career, including Commander of the IDF Galilee Division 91 which was responsible for Israel’s northern border during the second Lebanon war, Commander of the elite air force unit “Shaldag,” platoon leader and paratrooper’s battalion commander. In his book, Hirsch describes his experiences as a special forces commander during Israel’s military conflicts from 1982 through his resignation in 2006.
After his resignation, Hirsch established Defensive Shield Holdings
, an internationally recognized provider of strategic, operational and tactical solutions for the defense, security, and homeland security sectors around the world. In 2012, Hirsch returned to serve in the IDF as a full active reservist, appointed as Deputy Commander of the new IDF Depth Corps (a unit which coordinates the IDF's long range operations and operations deep in enemy territory.). He also teaches at various IDF leadership programs and serves as Chairman of the Israel Leadership Institute.
This is a free event; however, registration is requested. For more information, please contact Shiran Cohen, 913.832.7224