Colonel (Ret.) Eli Bar-On, has recently concluded a 25 year career in the Israel Defense Forces. His last position was an instructor at the Israel National Defense College (the INDC). There he was tasked with mentoring both the group and individual studies of senior, select officials from within Israel and the international community, with a particular focus on matters of national security, strategy, international relations and economics. Bar-On oversaw and led elite-level delegations to official visits in the US, China, Russia and numerous member states of the EU & NATO, participating in extensive dialogues and exchanges relevant to the national security of all parties present. Prior to that position Bar-On served as the Deputy Military Advocate General of the IDF (2012 to 2015), where he was in command of approximately 1,000 lawyers and legal experts, including during the events prior to, during and following Operation Pillar of Defense & Operation Protective Edge. He also served as the Chief Legal Advisor for the IDF in the West Bank from 2009 to 2012 and in a host of other senior legal positions, both as a litigator for the prosecution and the defense, as a judge and as a legal advisor. A prolific lecturer, Bar-On has provided expert presentations to hundreds of high level, Israeli and international delegations in Israel and throughout the world, including North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He also led strategic international dialogues in a variety of sensitive issues. Furthermore, he has lectured at preeminent academic institutions throughout North America, Europe and China, bringing his legal experience to the fore in order to educate the next generation of legal practitioners, academics, public servants and elected officials. Colonel Bar-On is a graduate of Tel Aviv University where he was awarded a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree and, later on, an Executive Master of Business Administration (E.M.B.A.) graduating (cum laude). In 2016 he received a Masters degree in Political Science (M.A.) where he again graduated cum laude). He is also a graduate of the Staff and Command College and the National Defense College of the IDF.