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Reform IDF: 8 years of service in the special forces and benefits for combat troops

The General staff of the Israel defense forces plans to conduct two reforms related to service in combat units.

Within one of the reforms planned restructuring of a set of men in four of the most elite special forces – the General staff special forces («Sayeret MATKAL»), the special forces of the Navy, «13th fleet» special forces force «Shaldag» and rescue the special forces 669.

As reported by Haaretz, soldiers who will serve in these units (call them voluntary after passing a severe test), will serve 8 years instead of 4-5 years like still.

The transfer of most of these units to contract service will release high-quality soldiers to other military units.

The soldiers of these units will be able by the army to obtain an academic degree in any field of their choice.

Another reform aims to improve motivation for service in combat units. With this aim, the warhead will be divided into three groups – part of the agile vanguard, combat units and operational combat support. Logistic units will be divided into combat support and rear actually.

The soldiers maneuvering pieces of vanguard from November 1 of the current year will receive a salary increase in the amount of 400 shekels a month and will receive 2,000 shekels. In addition, once a year they will receive a card in the amount of 1,000 shekels that you can use to pay at movie theaters, sports apparel stores, restaurants and entertainment centers, reports ynet.

Among other benefits, the card soldier combat units after 18 months of service, the accelerated receipt of another title, free travel on public transport in civilian clothes, including Eilat, the possibility of free passing driving courses and preparation course for the psychometric exam.

In parallel, IDF has allocated millions of shekels for the reconstruction and modernization of the bases of combat units.

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Reform IDF: 8 years of service in the special forces and benefits for combat troops 14.09.2017

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