Senior Fellows

Rear Admiral (ret.) Yossi Ashkenazi

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Yosef retired from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as Rear Admiral in the Israeli Navy following 36 years of service in numerous positions. In his last position in the Israeli Navy, Yosef served as the Navy’s Head of

Technology, Logistics, and Materiel Command, Prior to his recent Navy leadership role, Yosef served as the Commanding Officer of the Israeli Naval Shipyard. Beforehand, he served in the Navy’s Headquarters as Head of the Planning, Maintenance & Logistics Department. Yosef received a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and an

Executive MBA from the Graduate School of Business Administration at Tel Aviv University. He holds an additional Master’s degree in Political Science and National Security Studies from University of Haifa. He is a graduate of Israel’s Naval Academy as well as Israel’s National Defense College.