IDF Chief of Staff Prize Awarded for Excellence

Photo Courtesy of Nadav Burger

IDF Chief of Staff Prize Awarded for Excellence

“I deal with projects that were designed to contend with threats to the IAF network”

Photo Courtesy of Nadav Burger

Major Raz and Major Doron of the IAF stood yesterday beside eleven other people from the Technical Division of the IAF and received the IDF Chief of Staff Prize for Excellence in the Technological Division for their technological contributions to operational capabilities of the force. “May the technological solutions keep the wars at bay and improve our combat readiness”

Michal Khayut

“May the technological solutions keep the wars at bay and improve our combat readiness where it is needed so that we will be able to decide as quickly as possible”, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said yesterday at a ceremony where the IDF Chief of Staff Prize for Excellence in the Technological Division was awarded. The prize was awarded to several individuals as a token of appreciation for their excellence, dedication, and the outstanding example they set in advancing the IAF’s operational capabilities and its technological buildup. Additionally, a special prize was awarded to several individuals for their contributions and their outstanding technological activities over many years. “During this tumultuous period, it is important to keep the IDF a quality defense force”, said Ophir Shoham, Head of Research, Weapons Development, and Technological Infrastructure. “The IDF is a pioneer in the world, through its operational capability and technology”.

Among thirteen recipients of the prestigious prize, were also two representatives donning IAF uniforms: Major Raz and Major Doron, who won it for their contribution to the operational capabilities of the Technical Division of the force. “I deal with projects that were designed to contend with threats to the IAF network”, explains Major Doron. “I am excited to stand here. This prize is prestigious and well-respected.”

Major Dr. Raz, Division Commander in the “Ofek” unit, the computerized unit of the IAF, won the respected prize for his development of a system that contributes to the discovery of and warning against missiles for the Home Front Command. Much emphasis was placed on the issue of missiles in the years since the Second Lebanon War, during which northern Israeli communities suffered heavy missile barrages. “Receiving the IDF Chief of Staff Prize is a very exciting event for me”, Major Raz says with a smile on his face. “This is one of the most significant moments of my army service, with not the most significant. Of course, being awarded the prize stems from the environment of the unit. This is a unit that fosters hard work and contribution. I would not have received the prize, were it not for the team and unit that pushed me to excel.”

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