The IAF’s Command and Staff Academy (generally known by the Hebrew acronym ‘PUM’) opens its doors, under Ezer Weizmann’s command. The Academy’s role is to better train the IAF’s top commanders for their positions and to impart to them a more systematic methodology of thought and action. The establishment of the IAF ‘PUM’ was one of the changes implemented in the top levels of the Force, aimed at turning it into a structure with a more organized thought process at its core.