Non-Combat Positions for Women

 In Question & Answer

Hi my name is Danielle. I am interested in joining the IDF and want to know more information about the options for non-combat positions for women. Could you please give me more information about the different options? Thanks!

Hi Danielle – There are ample options for women in a non-combat role. 92% of the units in the IDF are open to women. The largest unit in the IDF, Agaf Hamodiin (Intelligence), is a non-combat unit where men and women both serve. More units include Dover Tzahal (Media Relations), Chel Hachimush (Technical Engineering), Chel Hachinuch (Education Corps), Chel Hatikshuv (Communications), Chel Harefuah (Medical Corps), Chel Hashilishut (Human Resources), Chel Halogistica (Logistical Corps), COGAT (Coordinator Of Government Affairs in the Territories), Keshri Chutz (Foreign Relations), HaMishtara, HaTzva’it (Military Police), among others.

There are also ways for women to serve in physical roles that are non-combat such as combat support. Women can serve as Madrichot (Instructors), Madagiot (Trainers), and Mashakiot (Commanders).

All of these units require one month of basic training followed by approximately a two month course for your specific job.

For more information please refer to http://draftidf.co.il/women-in-the-army/

 

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  • Adi
    Reply

    Can you post the names of the units and the profile needed?

    • Rachel
      Reply

      You can find a full list of units on this page and the units special for females here. On both pages, there are profiles associated with each of the units in their description.

  • Abby
    Reply

    I have heard that women in combat do not actually go into war. Is this true? What do female combat soldiers end up doing?

    • Rachel
      Reply

      Because of the stance that Israel’s enemies have of women, the IDF finds it much more dangerous for female combat soldiers than it is for men. Therefore, women can fight up until the borders, when needed, in times of war or during operations. In quieter times, both male and female soldiers can be found guarding the borders and around the country together.

  • Eliana
    Reply

    Good morning,

    I understand that there is a variety of positions available to women in the IDF. However, I am natural born citizen to the United States. My level of Hebrew fluency is extremely low. What jobs are available to those who have a low level of Hebrew comprehension?

    • Rachel
      Reply

      You will need to go to Michve Alon when you first draft, but I also recommend you participate in a pre-army ulpan or mechina, such as Maslul Michael.

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