(Maj.Gen.res.) Danny Yatom, President Of The Association

Danny Yatom was born on March 15th, 1945 and raised in Netanya, Israel.
Mr. Yatom went on to have an extensive military and security career. From 1963 to 1996, he served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), where he served as a fighter and officer in the IDF’s most prestigious units and positions. In 1963 Yatom started his service in Sayeret Matkal (Chief of Staff Reconnaissance Unit), Israel’s most secretive and prestigious commando unit. Where he earned the Citation of Distinguished Service (the IDF’s third highest decoration for battlefield bravery) and later served as the unit’s deputy commander. Yatom ended up rising through the IDF’s ranks and taking up key positions within the IDF. Including Commander of the 401st Armored Brigade, Head of Strategic planning, Military Aid to Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin (z’”l)and IDF head of Central Command; rising to the rank of Major General.

After retiring from the IDF, Yatom later served in key security positions in the Israeli Government and security services. Serving of the Mossad from 1996-1998, Chief Security Advisor for PM Ehud Barak from 2001 to 2003 and served as a member of Knesset for the Labor Party from 2003-2008. Yatom’s alma matter was at the prestigious Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he earned his B.A in mathematics, physics, and computer science.

Mark Sluzny, Advisory Committee Member

Mark Sluszny has over 30 years of experience working as and training first responders, include EMTs and different security units around Israel. Sluszny started volunteering at Magen David Adom (MDA) in 1982, and has worked there as a medic, ambulance driver, and as an emergency medic in the motorcycle unit of MDA. As part of his efforts was awarded a Citation for Outstanding Volunteer in 2014 for his work in MDA. Today Mark Sluszny is a Senior Medical Technician in Gilboa region, where he is the senior communications between MDA and the regional leadership, as well as being in charge of coordination between MDA and the HaEmek Medical Center in Afula.
In the field of security, Sluszny has been tasked to train, and serve as a security officer all over Israel. Being a certified Counter-Terrorism and Firearms instructor with the Israeli Border Police (MAGAV) and the IDF; with experiences serving in many security units in both the government and private sectors. Today, Mark now currently in charge of training for security officers for the Israel Electrical Company.

Today, Mark is studying at the Max Stern Academic College in Emek Yezreel, where he is studying his B.A in the Social Sciences. He is married with two children, and he is a Black Belt in Kenpo
g>Mark Sluszny, Advisory Committee Member

Mark Sluszny has over 30 years of experience working as and training first responders, include EMTs and different security units around Israel. Sluszny started volunteering at Magen David Adom (MDA) in 1982, and has worked there as a medic, ambulance driver, and as an emergency medic in the motorcycle unit of MDA. As part of his efforts was awarded a Citation for Outstanding Volunteer in 2014 for his work in MDA. Today Mark Sluszny is a Senior Medical Technician in Gilboa region, where he is the senior communications between MDA and the regional leadership, as well as being in charge of coordination between MDA and the HaEmek Medical Center in Afula.

In the field of security, Sluszny has been tasked to train, and serve as a security officer all over Israel. Being a certified Counter-Terrorism and Firearms instructor with the Israeli Border Police (MAGAV) and the IDF; with experiences serving in many security units in both the government and private sectors. Today, Mark now currently in charge of training for security officers for the Israel Electrical Company.

Today, Mark is studying at the Max Stern Academic College in Emek Yezreel, where he is studying his B.A in the Social Sciences. He is married with two children, and he is a Black Belt in Kenpo