Maj.-gen. Guy Tzur replaces Turgeman
IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz appointed Maj.-Gen. Guy Tzur to the position of commander of Ground Forces on Sunday at Latrun. Tzur replaces Maj.-Gen. Sami Turgeman, who is to become OC Southern Command.
“For three-and-a-half years, you’ve led the Ground Forces, at a time when the IDF [has been] required to deal with unprecedented challenges in building up its forces,” Gantz told Turgeman.
Addressing Tzur, the chief of staff added, “Today, in a dynamic, complex regional picture, with changes in the nature of combat and advances in technology, there is no replacement for the Ground Forces. The combined ground battle remains the central and vital component in the IDF’s ability to maneuver and win.”