Lieutenant General Aviv Kochavi is the Chief of General Staff of the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) from January 15, 2019. He was the commander of the Gaza Division, commander of the Northern Command, commander of the Paratroopers Brigade and Military Intelligence Director.
General Staff building (Matcal Tower) is a 17-floor high-rise building at Camp Rabin military base in the HaKirya quarter of Tel Aviv, Israel. It houses the headquarters of the Israel Ministry of Defense and offices of the IDF General Staff (Matcal in Hebrew). It was built in 2003 across the road from the civilian Azrieli Center. The Matcal Tower and the Azrieli Bridge connecting the base with the Azrieli Center were designed by Moore Yaski Sivan Architects.