Brig. Gen. Tal Kelman was drafted into IAF's Pilot Course in 1986. He acted as the Head of the F-16I "Knights of the Orange Tail" squadron's founding team in Hatzerim Airbase and served as its commander. During his service in the IAF, Brig. Gen. Kelman also served as the Commander of IAF's Flight School, Commander of Ramon Airbase and Commander of Hatzerim Airbase. Brig. Gen. Kelman served as Head of IAF's Air Division since September 2014 and in June 2015 he took office as IAF Chief of Staff.Brig. Gen. Kelman flies the F-16I and F-15I fighter jets and the "AH-64A Apache ", "AH-64D Apache Longbow" and "Blackhawk" helicopters.Brig. Gen. Kelman holds B.A. in Business Administration, completed with honors.