Maj.-gen. Guy Tzur re­places Turge­man

The Jerusalem Post - - NEWS - – Y.L.

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.”

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