Major General (Res.) Doron Almog was born Doron Avrutsky in 1951, to parents born in pre-state Mandatory Palestine. Almog has held a number of highly responsible positions in the military, from leading a special force in Tripoli against the terrorists who murdered Israeli athletes during the Munich Olympics, to being the first commander to land on the runway during the 1976 raid on Entebbe. Almog participated in the clandestine airlift of 7,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel, commanded the paratroopers brigade in the first Lebanon War, and most recently, headed the IDF’s Southern Command, protecting Israel from over 12,000 terrorist attacks from Gaza.
Mr. Almog earned a MA in international relations from Haifa University and a MBA from Tel Aviv University. He has been awarded a number of prizes, including the Tzetshik Prize for Strategic Studies on Israel’s Security, Man of Excellence Award by the Lions Israel Organization, the Jerusalem Parents Award, Man of the Year by Israel Channel 2. Mr. Almog is the founder of a number of companies and committees that specialize in homeland security solutions and the founder and visionary of Aleh Negev-Nachalat Eran rehabilitative village for disabled persons. He and his wife, Didi, have two children, Nitzan and Eran.