Israeli Air Force Attaché and the Deputy Defense Attaché to the United States Israel Defense Forces
Brigadier General Amir Keren is the Israeli Air Force
Attaché and the Deputy Defense Attaché to the United States.
BG Keren serves as the liaison officer to the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps Aviation, Army Aviation and Air National Guard.
Brigadier General Keren joined the IDF in 1991, at age 18.
In 1993, BG Keren graduated from the IAF Flight Academy as a Fighter’s Navigator. The Brigadier General has spent most of his service in the F-15I squadron and was the Deputy Squadron Commander during the 2nd Lebanon War. In 2009 he transitioned to F-16I and was positioned later on as a Squadron Commander. BG Keren commanded the squadron through the “Pillar of Defense” and the “Protective Edge” operations. Since 2014, BG Keren has flown F-16I while positioned in key duties at the IAF Command HQ.
BG Keren is married to Efrat, and has a son and 2 daughters. He enjoys sport activities including Skiing and Jogging.
• 2006 – LLB. Bachelor of Laws degree – Tel Aviv University- Magna Cum Laude.
• 2006 – Economics Secondary Bachelor degree - Tel Aviv University- Magna Cum Laude.
• 2016 - LLM. Master of Laws degree – Bar Ilan University.
• 1993 - 1995 – F-15D Navigator at the 8st Base.
• 1995 - 1996 - F-4 Navigator at the 8st Base.
• 1996 - 1998 – Operations Officer at the Air Operations Division, IAF HQ.
• 1999 – 2000 - F-15I Navigator at the 6st Base.
• 2000 - 2002 - Squadron Commander in IAFFA.
• 2006 - 2008 – F-15I Deputy Squadron Commander in the 6th AFB
• 2008 - 2009 – Command and Staff Course, IDF.
• 2009 - 20011 – Operations Support Squadron Commander in the 6th AFB
• 2011 - 2014 – F-16I Squadron Commander in the 25th Wing.
• 2014 - 2015 – Commander of The Air Planning Branch, IAF HQ.
• 2015 - 2018 - Commander of The Air Planning and Organization Division, IAF HQ.
• 2018 – present - IAF Attaché to Washington DC
• Total Operational and Training Sorties: 3000
• Types of aircraft flown: F-15D, F-4, F-15I, F-16I.
Effective Dates of Promotions:
• 22/06/1993 - 2nd Lieutenant
• 30/06/1994 - 1st Lieutenant
• 30/06/1997 - Captain
• 30/09/2000 - Major
• 01/08/2009 – Lieutenant Colonel
• 30/04/2015 – Colonel
• 02/07/2018 - Brigadier General
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