We can make a difference.

Master Chief Guest, Lt. Col. Levi mushon tells about the place that allows
Many soldiers in the army. Interview on educational, faith and hope for change.

תאריך: 07/08/2012, 12:46    
מחבר: רותם פסו, אתר צה”ל

30 years ago the first rookies to base the fruit farms of IDF Chief of general staff of 11, Rafael Eitan. “Raful” of the ‘ 80s has evolved over the years and today it stands as a reminder to relevant amendment is required. Guest keeper is where meets the army soldiers who came to the sidelines, and he allows them a chance to repair.

Chief Guest, Lt. Col. Levi, mushon several weeks ago to the underlying control has the highest complexity in education, and perhaps recruiting with IDF with eight cycles per year, which includes two companies tailoring at the same time, the mission and adaptation to the continuous and difficult challenges. The basic underlying takes months, and combined her extensive enrichment content – sightseeing in Jerusalem, the Yad Vashem Institute, in Galilee and Golan Heights to migrate legacy stories and contact with bereaved families.
In between running to class, also delivered the adaptation. “The very role played
And demanding, but satisfying and educational standing in the core of the matter, “said Lt. Col. Levi with enter. “There is direct contact with educational activities, along with exceptional qualities, and you can see the results,” added (master control) Guest.

We can make a difference.

We can make the soldiers believe in themselves.

Lt. Col. Levi began his career as a soldier in military Givati and continued to serve in various roles in the education and training — basic guest keeper and abroad. With a master’s degree in education and history in command, made Bob guest keeper.
Is professional for closure. “Because of the belief in” is much
More than a mantra. “I believe these troops all along, and they did not believe
Themselves. We can make a difference and make them believe in themselves, “explained Lieutenant Colonel Levi his personal interpretation to the legendary motto of guest.

To instill discipline, command staff had to go for the fingertips.
Adaptation is slow and gradual, and the keeper had to babysit at any given moment on the narrow boundaries drawn between the bride and handling and punishment. “The base has capability no other Army Commander is able to. However, we have red lines that run such as violence and sexual remarks, blunt noted Lieutenant Colonel Levi. The most intense period is ten days of fresh recruits who arrive without adaptable based or disciplinary habits. “We don’t use the prison as a quick tool, and strive to accommodate many events. In a place like this there is no choice but to deal, and
If a soldier is sent to prison – don’t cut him and not give him “, said Lieutenant Colonel Levi.

Lt. Col. Levi knew what he was getting into position and some staff. One of
His first examination of case content base on its contents, in order to match the best reality guest. “It’s important to me because the basis for our conduct and executing conception is a content. The goal is to match the needs of the soldiers, even against a CA (r. p. Promotion Center special populations “) as a whole,” said Lieutenant Colonel Levi.

Every day is full of successes and failures

Approximately 75% of the farm Guard troops finish basic training wholly, and 80%
Of them finish their service. The second agenda of guest keeper is making rookies to citizenship, after they presented many tools of adapting to frames and discipline. According to Lt. Col. Levi, the underlying activity follows the concept of discipline and boundaries that’s updated gradually with the pace and with significant support soldiers of ת”ש (terms of service) and Sarah (r. p. – mental health).

In reality the guard is not simple, and strong female nucleus and substantial trust direct command and indirectly on the soldiers. “I understand the perception that violent tension is reduced when in charge of girls for boys”, said Lieutenant Colonel Levi. In the observation of command, with the specific limitations, the staff consists of 90% women produce less unusual events. “I do not rule out the possibility that there will be future commanders will take care of the soldiers and to control them in an appropriate way”, expressed his opinion about Lt. Col. Levi the command staff.

Person rotates on the base knows that there is undivided attention is commonplace. “We
Try to be with a hand on the pulse, and despite the intensity – we produce solutions to REC time to adapt, “said Lieutenant Colonel Levi. One State places on the rights of soldiers and we try out. Among the projects designed to facilitate the service base staff and give them some air contained faculty Club renovations
Special for them, allowing them to relax and gather forces before dealing.

From guest keeper acknowledge the media profile of the guard is positive
Studs in many success stories, but the reality is perfect base. “All day and every day is full of successes and failures. Some of the less notable are the frustrating and disappointing. She drank alcohol, work includes conduct that requires determination and tenacity. Let’s not forget that becomes challenging work here, not always successful, “said Lieutenant Colonel Levi.

Between the base of the large-scale professional courses and 1A. At the beginning of boot camp is the same soldiers with motivation to exit 1a. Special officer responsible for the program of training the rookies, plus some filtering pass preparation 1a. Upon completion of recruit training in the pass additional combat units of infantry and some even come for cruisers. “Soldier who goes
This route is willful. A few days ago ended formulation and paratroopers that left him the keeper completed it successfully, “boasted Colonel Levi in this unique project.

If you don’t have the keeper – an equal opportunity

Last year visited the Chief guard, Lieutenant General Benny Gantz, noting that it was the most exciting event that happened during his tenure. Lieutenant Colonel, Commander of the nigger root fresh, understand why there is a certain attraction to the base, from veterans of combat units. “Commander engaged in education also in the Golani and paratroopers. Here the element gets deeper and wider dimensions, and is the core of the action. Another opportunity “, Lt. Col. Levi possible explanation for a phenomenon.

Many believe that in many ways, guest keeper takes on non-military roles and are designed to be lying about. Modestly large, noted Lieutenant Colonel Levi
To look at the matter from another angle. “I really don’t like when bases and commanders of other controls comfortable to flog the education system.
As an army, we have larger symbolism that we can impose sanctions and extensive tools
Within a period of time, the commanders and relegated the rookies, “said Lieutenant Colonel Levi.

In the utopian world, supposed to respond to citizen soldiers who come to experience the many unknown to social factors and the police before reaching the base. “However, the reality is more complex, and can never satisfy anyone who has difficulty. The army has
Comparative advantage that no other systems have rules, closed, and many are waiting to rush to make a change and break away from bad spots from the past, “explained Lieutenant Colonel Levi.

Next to the man, the army also becomes an expression of reality in media guest. “In practice, anyone who can draft and equal opportunity are an essential part of the IDF’s activity if you don’t sustain the keeper –
There is an equal opportunity, “stated Colonel Levi and added that” we are helping soldiers to do their duty, and whether the base will exist we denied the right. Guest keeper gives a atmosphere army, alongside his values in military affairs par excellence “.

The biggest challenge of guest keeper enters, he is learning. Despite a long history in education and training bases his complex – every day is a new opportunity to learn. “Although I know that quite a few every day to learn something new”, said Lieutenant Colonel Levi. In addition, he hopes to correct for the soldiers to rest. “A soldier completes the basic measure is not just what happened here, but
Mostly what happens to him next month. We analyze the future too in depth, professional
And educational.

With turbulent and complex reality, no to Bob guest keeper now.
Naturally, it also takes a personal role, but the staff is next to serves as sponsor and support. “Everyone who comes to this position pays a personal price, to some extent or another. Ultimately, I’m enjoying it and manages to combine family life too. Also, my side is a great team, and experienced, and we complement each other, “said Lieutenant Colonel Levi.

Translated from Hebrew

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