A senior navy officer was dismissed from the IDF two months ago after disclosing information to an “unauthorized person,” according to a report on Channel 2 News online.
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The incriminating evidence against Lt. Col. Elad Marom was detected during a polygraph test, according to the report.
Marom, son of former navy commander Maj. Gen. (res.) Eliezer Marom, assumed the post of deputy commander of the Ashdod navy base about a year ago. While already serving in the post, he underwent a series of security checks to receive the required security clearance.
An army source said Marom had passed the lie-detector tests successfully, but it emerged during the test that he had passed on information to an “unauthorized party,” contrary to the army rules. As a result, his service was terminated two months ago, the source said.
In August, the IDF revoked the appointment of an intelligence unit commander after he failed to pass a polygraph test. In that case, too, as reported in Haaretz, the officer was required to pass the test as a condition of his appointment and in keeping with military rules.
The IDF also revoked the appointment of a senior Central Command officer earlier this year, when it came to light that he had given information to a reporter. Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot decided to cancel the officer’s scheduled promotion to the post of commander of a reserve brigade.
“The officer ended his military service and for reasons of privacy we cannot elaborate,” the IDF spokesman said in response to the report about Marom.