Role: Colonel in the IDF
Roi Levy is an IDF officer with the rank of Colonel. Levy was born in the United States and grew up in Jerusalem. He began his IDF career in the Golani Brigade where he took part in the fighting in southern Lebanon. He later served as commander of the Golani Reconnaissance Squadron from 2007 to 2008. During his tenure, he commanded many operations, including Operation Preliminary Judgement. He took temporary leave of the army to earn a bachelor’s degree in law at Ono Academic College. At the beginning of Operation Cast Lead, he interrupted his studies, and joined the fighting within the Golani Brigade where he was wounded in the leg in clashes with terrorists. In the fighting in Operation Tzuk Eitan in Gaza, Levy was severely wounded in the head. After his recovery, he was appointed commander of the Hadas Battalion and then the Egoz Unit. In April 2018, Levy was chosen to light the IDF torch at the 70th Independence Day Celebrations of the State of Israel. Later, the unit under his command received the Chief of Staff’s Award for Outstanding Units. On June 27, 2018, he was promoted to the rank of Colonel.