Colonel (Res.) Sharon Harmon
CEO, Yahad - United for Israel's Soldiers Fund
Born and raised in Beer Sheva, General Harmon served as the head of the Individuals’ Service Department in the Israel Air Force’s Personnel Division. She completed her military service in in Hatzor, Palmahim and Ovdah Air Force bases, filling roles in the fields of human resources, service conditions and operations. She additionally headed the Planning and Economy Division of the IAF HQ.
In 2012 Sharon was appointed to head the Individuals’ Service Department at the Air Force HQ. During her tenure Sharon initiated numerous projects, some enabling the reinforcement of relations with Holocaust survivors, others strengthening ties with the families of soldiers from poor socio-economic backgrounds, projects dealing with soldiers in states of stress, and programs geared to reducing sexual harassment, encouraging meaningful recruitment, and nurturing long term ties between air force soldiers and their families, with the Air Force in general. From 2012 to 2015, she served as a member of the directorate for “Hever” Consumer Club.
Following her discharge from the IDF, Sharon joined “Yahad” and in March 2016, was appointed as the fund’s VP. In May 2020 she was appointed CEO of “Yahad – United for Israel’s Soldiers.” Harmon was chosen by a commission headed by Gen. (Res.) Yoram Yair (“Yaya”). Her position was authorized by the Ministry of Defense CEO at the time, Gen. (Res.) Udi Adam.
General Harmon holds a BA in Economics from Bar Ilan University, completed with honors in 1997. Her 2009 MBA in Business Management is from Ben Gurion University.
Sharon is married, has 4 children, and currently lives with her family in Kfar Warburg.