Today, at the Bedouin Fighters Memorial Site at Hamovil Junction, the Joint Council of Mechinot (Pre-Military Leadership Academies) hosted a seminar on educating students to achieve in the IDF.
The opening lecture included impressive statistics about the percentage of combat units, the IDF command, and the officer corps made up of mechina alumni.
According to the IDF, the statistics prove that the mechinot are a tremendous success at cultivating combat soldiers and commanders up to the level of company commander. Mechina alumni report for service with a strong ethical backbone and plenty of motivation, they contribute greatly to the atmosphere in their units, and they serve as officers and company commanders at more than twice the rate of other conscripts!
But we can still do better …