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79.5% of qualified candidates for on-field units requested to serve as combat soldiers, a more than three percent increase from last March
Date: 14/03/2011, 1:01 PM Author: IDF (Zahal) Website
The March draft cycle for Israel Defense Forces’ on-field units began this week (Mar. 13) and the data shows a record-breaking increase in enlistee motivation to serve as combat soldiers.
79.5% of the qualified candidates for field units requested to serve as fighters – an increase from 75.8% last March and 73.3% two years ago.
Data also shows an increase in the number of soldiers who wish to serve in the IDF (Zahal) Infantry Corps. 54.7% of enlistees listed a brigade of the Infantry Corps as their first preference, compared to 51.3 percent last March.