IDF Leadership Education Program (ILEP)
Inaugurated in 2016, JINSA’s IDF Leadership Education Program educates current and future leaders of the Israeli military about elements that impact U.S. foreign policy through high-level briefings and visits to key sites, such as Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, Quantico, and Gettysburg. Widely recognized as the best educational program the IDF has in the U.S., ILEP is a triannual program that educates more than 45 mid-level and senior IDF officers per year in an effort to strengthen the bilateral U.S.-Israel security relationship for years to come. The program is divided into three, ten-day courses:
- Active Duty Generals
- POOM (IDF Command and Staff College)
- Israeli Air Force majors personally selected by the IAF Commander
“On behalf of the Israeli Air Force, I would like to extend my deep appreciation following the IAF delegation visit to JINSA last month. After the highly successful visit our officers made to the United States in 2017, we were highly enthusiastic at the prospect of sending another delegation for this year.
As I understand, the delegation benefited greatly from the experience, and will be bringing back tools essential to their day to day routines as officers in the IAF. This year, we chose a handpicked group of officers most relevant for this visit, who we believe will be the future leaders of the Air Force.
JINSA continues to provide crucial strategic information regarding key issues inside the Middle East, and places such a significant focus on the US/Israel ties and cooperation. We are thankful that we have received this wonderful opportunity once again, and we look forward to working with you again in the future.”
–Letter from Head of the Air Force, MG Amikam Norkin