GOC Ground Forces: Cooperation of ground forces will ensure victory

Maj. Gen. Turgeman speaks at ground forces’ combined combat drill, training officers of the Armored Corps, Artillery Corps, Combat Engineering Corps and infantry units

Date: 06/06/2012, 11:20 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

Cadets of the Armored Corps, Artillery Corps, Combat Engineering Corps and infantry units participated in the ground forces’ combined combat training exercises held on Tuesday (June 5). Held every four months, the drill trains all soon-to-be combat officers, while enforcing strategic cooperation methods between the various forces.

During the exercise, the forces practiced different combat techniques including urban warfare, breaking through complex barriers, artillery reinforcement and ambushing targets, all in cooperation with IAF aircraft who offer combat support and aerial evacuati
on, as well as delivery of supplies into the battlefield.

In recent years the IDF (Zahal) Ground Forces has been strengthening cooperation between different units and forces. This trend can be seen in training exercises as well as fighting techniques, also evident in yesterday’s combined combat drill.

GOC Ground Forces, Maj. Gen. Sami Turgeman observed the exercises along with the Head Infantry and Paratroopers Officer, Brig. Gen. Mickey Adelshtein, Head Armored Corps Officer, Brig. Gen. Yigal Slovik, and commander of the IDF (Zahal) Armored Coprs Academy, Col. Lior Hochman.

“When we look around us, we see more and more militaries entering urban regions. Even though many units develop expertise within each unit, this method of fighting is not sufficient for combat in closed battlefields,” said Maj. Gen. Turgeman to the combat soldiers. 

He continued to explain that ” The platoon commander must be able to merge between all ground forces. You will learn this from the various training exercises. The combination of your technique and capabilities along with tactics will guarantee victory against any enemy.”