IDF CoS Benny Gantz eulogized Sharon at his funeral, "Commander was always your most fitting title. Here, at Sycamore Ranch, we recall the commander you were for years after you resigned from the IDF. I salute you today. As your serviceman in the paratroopers, who walked in your path throughout the years after your IDF service, I declare before you that the IDF that was so precious to you will go on for many more years. General Ariel Sharon, 38166, fighter, and commander, I salute you."