The exchange ceremony of the commander of the “Lehavot HaBashan” formation and the field units’ training base in Tze’elim was conducted this afternoon in the training base.
The ceremony was held in the presence of GOC Southern Command, Maj. Gen. Yom Tov Samia, and the commander of the Army Headquarters Commander, Maj. Gen. Moshe Ivry Sukenik.
Maj. Gen. Sukenik praised the work of both officers, each in his own field.

The new commander, Brig. Gen. Meir Gachtan, acted three years in the post Chief Armor Officer.

The departing commander, Brig. Gen. Yiftakh Ron Tal, who served about two and a half years in the post, will be appointed Chief of Staff of Army Headquarters Command.