Oded has a B.A in Government, Diplomacy and Strategy with a specialization in the Middle East and an M.A in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel. He is a Captain in the Israel Defense Forces, having served in active duty between 2005 and 2010 in various training and combat roles. He was awarded ‘Outstanding Officer of the Year’ award from Brig. General Avi Ashkenazi. Oded joined the MAX Intelligence Division in November 2014 in many positions, recently as the Regional Director of the MENA Division and currently as the Deputy Chief Intelligence Officer as well.