The President gave recognitions to outstanding reserve units

צילום: מארק ניימן, לע”מ

The certificates were awarded to units for their role in the dedication and responsibility of striving for excellence. Chief: reserves crucial to any decision, current and future battlefield

תאריך: 05/08/2013, 21:57    
מחבר: נעם ויטמן ומערכת אתר צה”ל

Today (Monday) the ceremony President Honors reserve units in תשע”ג at the President. The certificates granted to 16 outstanding reserve units for their role in the dedication and responsibility of striving for excellence.

The ceremony took place in the presence of the President of Israel, Mr. Shimon Peres, Minister of Defense, Mr. Moses (bogey) Ya’alon, Chief of staff, General Benjamin (Benny) Gantz, Deputy Chief of the General staff, Maj. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, Israeli Chief reserve officer, Commodore Hosea Friedman, and commanders and the soldiers ‘ reserve units.
Between serving in those units of excellence, there are reserve servers continue to volunteer even beyond to change the required service and reservists serving a large number of reservists.
The country, Shimon Peres, said that “military service is not compulsory burden is to be seen as a right, the burden must be on broad shoulders as much as possible, and any person in a manner that is just and equal.” The President called on employers, academia and all bodies concerned to better with the reserve position and said: “a State of inequality is not a State right, not only in Israel but also as social and moral behavior. To change the status. Do this by encouraging recruitment and priority given to servants of the IDF reserves, people call aianotam would cause damage elsewhere. Do not accept the default, and should create conditions that would allow young people who do not serve to serve them properly. “
The Minister of Defense, Moshe (bogey), “Ya’alon, Israel State culture heroes are from its reserve recruits for your company’s security and for continued prosperity. Therefore, we must continue to fortify the strength and preparedness of army reserves not ordinary days as well, where resources are truncated. I would like to again
And stress: whoever serves in the reserves also deserves better! We will continue to do everything necessary and possible to make that happen. We do not ignore the dangers that exist around us and a recognition that no matter what.
Present any conflict, close or far, required reserve system strong, fit, and quality. Today, as before, the power reserve is the main reserve of the IDF, the shoulders of which is Israel’s security. “
Chief of staff, General Benjamin (Benny), concluded that “Gantz value essential to reserve any decision, current battlefield
And in the future. Is important for the functioning of our Organization and his contribution in the years long
Less ethical level and above all doubt, it is a token of the Zionist and Israeli estimable childcare “.

Among the units ‘: reserve units that operate in the southern sector.

In front of the President, Defense Minister and Chief of the battalion stood last night excited also extraction of the district and South District. “We’ve been through a lot of stages and tested many things like the satisfaction, told soldiers in IDF site call the battalion commander, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Tel. “This raises motivation and feels that now is expected, and you must keep the level high. I want not only to maintain the level, but also to increase it, “said.

Play battalion during operation cast lead in the Gaza Strip and found himself in the middle of the action when the rockets songs overflowed to Beersheba. “We have done a lot of jobs-in sessions to open shelters and reinforcement of the internal police,” he recalled. Also on sale are called “page” to the flag, and then fell off the rocket’s extensive, especially in the southern districts. “It was a situation I wanted to, but you don’t.
Really know until you see it, “said Lieutenant Colonel (Ret). “I felt that the population embraces us, the relationship was good and cemented us. We felt that we were right in front of the neck, “he added.

In sum, shed light on the nature of the regiment’s role in emergencies. “We are responsible for managing emergency procedure – to continue
And animals of one kind or another escalation, “explained Lieutenant Colonel (Ret). “We should reach a short timetable to deal with the scenarios and respond to any such event or another,” he added. This year the event in which the regiment exercised soldiers started without warning.
“We were surprised to see a very high attendance of people in a very short period of time, said Lt. Col. (Ret.) and added that” things that seem small given the capable, even on the cohesion and operational incompetence “.

Another unit that won honors was the reserve of חטמ”ר פלס”ר. “It’s a very tight-knit unit and an integrated set of Greece the fighters come from regular service to serve in the unit together,” explained
The IDF site the company commander, Maj. (Ret.) Karen witnesses. “We do unique training corresponding to gzratis changes, and methods are standard and special reserve-world level of difficulty and complexity,” he added.

The company wins the second time cum from the head of State, and it seems the excitement. “It’s still exciting, even for the second time,” acknowledged Maj. (Res.) Keren. “This raises the motivation and the evaluation of the army and commanders we take operational, Government said.

In recent years the company process of “rejuvenation”, which picks up only one combatants Givati, גדס”ר graduates from the average age is about 27. According to
Maj. (Res.) Keren, the company used to join other units reserve training division, thus recognizing them and create collaboration.


Translated from Hebrew