In a ceremony that took place on March 31, 2003, in the office of the Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Moshe Ya’alon, appointed Colonel Yosef Hyman to the position of the Head Officer of Infantry and Paratroopers. In this position, the Colonel’s rank was elevated to Brigadier General.

Brigadier General Hyman replaces Brigadier General Gadi Shamani who held the position of Head Officer of Infantry and Paratroopers since 2001. Brig. Gen. Shamani currently holds the position of Commander of the Gaza Division.

Brig. Gen. Hyman was previously the commander of the Officers School.