V.P. Israel Operations. Ariel served as the commander of an operational IAF base and as commander of two F-16 combat squadrons. In the reserves, he serves as an instructor in the flight academy, advisor in the IAF squadron commanders training, and director in the evaluation centers of the IAF. Ariel is one of the founders of Ramon foundation (in memory of Ilan & Asaf Ramon). He holds a Master’s degree in Strategy Studies and is a graduate of the High Impact Leadership course, Columbia University, New York.