Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz recently was named one of the world’s most influential Jews.
In a feature posted online Friday on the website of The Jerusalem Post, Schwartz is among the 50 chosen “chosen people.”
Also on the list: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew, New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson and Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg.
According to the Jewish Virtual Library, Schwartz is the service’s first Jewish top commander. He took the job in August 2008 and is due to retire later this year.