Excitement was in the air on the parade ground at Training Base 1 at the infantry officer graduation ceremony last Thursday (October 25). About one-third of the graduates of the last infantry officer course were alumni and alumnae of the mechinot. Every third soldier was a mechina graduate—breathtaking evidence of the importance of the mechina enterprise and its dramatic impact on the junior officer corps of the IDF.
We are happy that these graduates have accepted the calling of command. We wish them and all of the other new officers success in their positions and continued meaningful service in the IDF. We’re proud of you!