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Colonel (Ret) Ze'ev Raz

Ze'ev Raz got his wings a few months after the 6 Days War, flew F-4 Phantoms in the 1970's, shot down 2 Syrians Mig 21's and became a squadron commander a short time after his return from the US Navy's TOPGUN air to air training.

He  was sent to the US again, as the 1st F-16 squadron commanding officer and later led the raid on the Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981. He was also the leader of the 1st engagement in aerial history with a Mig-23 Flogger, in which he shot down a third Mig.
He retired as a colonel after serving  as a commanding officer of the Air Force's Flying Academy.

Raz served as Principal of the College of Telecommunications, and later established a start-up in the retail market.

He currently works for ELTA, a company that belongs to Israeli Aerospace Industries.

Lecture Topics

 The story of the raid on the Iraqi Nuclear Reactor in 1981 and the present Iranian threat.
 The Israeli Air Force Culture of "Total Debrief" and its implementation in business.

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