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IDF appoints 1st female battlefield battalion commander


Maj. Oshrat Bachar will first be promoted to the rank of Lieut.-Col and after completion of a battalion commander’s course will she head the Eitam battalion, tasked with monitoring terrorist activities in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.



The IDF has appointed its first female battalion commander, Maj. Oshrat Bachar, who will head a Combat Intelligence unit in the Southern Command along the border with Egypt.

IDF soldier Oshrat Bachar

IDF soldier Oshrat Bachar – Photo: IDF archiv

Maj. Bachar will be promoted to the rank of Lieut.-Col, and will take charge of a battalion named Eitam, tasked with monitoring hostile terrorist activity in the Sinai Peninsula. Continue Reading »