Rafi, married +3, resides in Koranit. He has just stepped down from his position as administrative director of Fliman Geriatric Hospital, a position which he has occupied for 13 years.

He holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from Haifa University and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Maryland, USA.

He is a graduate of a course for commanding officers and staff as well as a graduate of an international course from the College of National Security that was held in the National Defense University (NDU) in Beijing, China.

In 2007 he retired from 30 years of professional military service at the rank of Aluf Mishne (Brigade Commander). In his last position he served as Commander of the School of Military Medicine in Training Base No. 10, having previously assumed many positions in the Medical Corps, including:

Division Director of Organization and Operations; Division Director of Doctrine, Drills and Training; Deputy Commander, Medicine Corps, Southern Command; Officer, Directorate of Operations, Medical Corps, Northern Command; and many other positions, both field and staff.

Rafi has much experience with all that pertains to the medical corps preparedness, both on the front and at home, in ordinary situations and in emergency situations. He also served as a Deputy Commander of a field hospital in India following an earthquake as part of the Home Front Command’s (HFC) aid mission.