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The Israeli Manpower Directorate (Hebrew: אגף כוח אדם‎, Agaf Koakh Adam, abbreviated to Aka), also known as the Personnel Directorate and formerly called the Human Resources Directorate, is the Israel Defense Forces body that coordinates and assembles activities related to the control over human resources and its placement. It draws plans for these following the standards of the Planning Directorate, and attends to the service conditions of individuals.


The Manpower Directorate has seven main corps and brigade-level units directly subordinate to it, as well as numerous brigade and battalion-level units and sub-units. The six main subordinates are:


Below are the historical commanders of the directorate. All of them finished their duties with the rank of Aluf, although some assumed the position with a lower rank. Includes pre-IDF Haganah commander Moshe Zadok.

  • Moshe Zadok (May 1947–1949)
  • Shimon Mazah (1949–December 1952)
  • Zvi Zur (December 1952–February 1956)
  • Gideon Shoken (February 1956–April 1961)
  • Aharon Doron (April 1961–July 1963)
  • Haim Ben David (July 1963–July 1966)
  • Shmuel Eyal (July 1966–1970)
  • Shlomo Lahat (1970–1973)
  • Herzl Shapir (1973–April 1974)
  • Moshe Gidron (April 1974–1976)
  • Raphael Vardi (1976-1978)
  • Moshe Nativ (1978–1983)
  • Amos Yaron (1983–1985)
  • Matan Vilnai (January 1986–1989)
  • Ran Goren (1989–1992)
  • Yoram Yair (1992–1995)
  • Gideon Shefer (1995–1998)
  • Yehuda Segev (1998–2001)
  • Gil Regev (2001–2004)
  • Elazar Shtern (2004–2008)
  • Avi Zamir (2008–)


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