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Admiral (Res.) Abraham Ben-Shoshan

Admiral Ben Shoshan has held several senior level positions the Armed Forces and government of Israel.  His impressive background includes serving as Commander-in-Chief of the Israeli Navy from 1985-1989.

He served as Israel’s Defense and Armed Forces Attaché at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, and Director- General of Israel’s Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.

Professional Experience

2002-2010    Director-General, the Tel Aviv Foundation

2000-2001    Director-General, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

1999-2000    Chief of Government Reform, Prime Minister Office

1997-1999    Director-General of Explosive Industry

1993-1996    Director-General, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

1989-1992    Defense and Armed Forces Attaché, Embassy of Israel, Washington D.C.

1985-1989    Commander-in-Chief of the Israel Navy

1982-1985    Deputy Commander of the Israel Navy

1959-1982    Served in the Israel Navy as Commander of Torpedo-Boat Submarines fast Missile Boats and as a Theater Commander-Haifa Base


Six-Day War

Yom Kippur War

Lebanon War

Military Courses

  • Naval Officers Course
  • Missile Boat Command Course
  • Submarine Command Course, England
  • Command and Staff Course, I.D.F.


  • B.A. in History, Tel-Aviv University
  • M.A in Strategy and Political Science, Naval War College, New port, R.I.