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Encyclopedia > Israeli military decorations

The Israeli Military decorations are the decorations awarded to soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces who exhibit extraordinary bravery and courage. The Israel Defense Forces are part of the Israeli Security Forces. ...


Its decorations consist of the Valour Medal (the highest decoration in the IDF), the Daring Medal, and the Distinguished Service Medal. It also includes the Ramatkal, Aluf, Brigadier-General, and Brigade Commander citations. Insignia of the Rav Aluf The Ramatkal (Hebrew: רמטכל, abbr. ... Aluf is the term used for general in the Israeli Defence Forces. ... Brigadier General (sometimes known as a one-star general from the United States insignia) is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ...


Two soldiers in the IDF share the most decorated soldier title: Major Nechamya Cohen (1943-1967) and former Prime Minister, former Minister of Defense, and former Chief of Staff, Ehud Barak. Both have five deocrations: one Distinguished Service Medal and four Ramtkal citations. Major is a military rank denoting an officer of mid-level command status. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Defense Ministers of Israel, 1948-present David Ben-Gurion 1948-1954 Pinhas Lavon 1954-1955 David Ben-Gurion 1955-1963 Levi Eshkol 1963-1967 Moshe Dayan 1967-1974 Shimon Peres 1974-1977 Ezer Weizman 1977-1980 Menachem Begin 1980-1981 Ariel Sharon 1981-1983 Moshe Arens 1983-1984 Yitzhak Rabin... Ehud Barak (Hebrew: אֵהוּד בָּרָק) (born February 12, 1942, in Mishmar HaSharon kibbutz, then British Mandate of Palestine) is an Israeli politician and was the 10th Prime Minister of Israel from 1999 to 2001. ...

Israel Defense Forces
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Directorates: General Staff | Military Intelligence | Human Resources | Computer Service | Technology and Logistics | Operations | Planning
Consultant & Attachment to General Staff: Financial Advisor to the Chief of Staff | Womens' Affairs advisor | Military Rabbinate | Military Advocate General | Military Court of Appeals | Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories
IDF corps
Ground forces Armor Corps | Artillery Corps | Engineering Corps | Field Intelligence Corps
Infantry corps: Infantry Corps | 900 Brigade | Paratroopers Brigade | Golani Brigade | Nahal Brigade | Givati Brigade | Bislmach Brigade
Combat support corps: Ordnance Corps | Medical Corps | Intelligence Corps | C4I Corps
Rear-line corps: Education and Youth Corps | Adjutant Corps | Logistics Corps | Military Police | General Corps
IDF insignia
Berets, Units symbols and Uniform | Ranks | Decorations
Additional Information
History of the Israel Defense Forces | Military equipment of Israel | Israel Defense Forces checkpoint | Israeli military prison
See Also
Israeli Security Forces | Mossad | Shabak | Police | Border Police | Intelligence Community | National Security Council

 
 

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