Non-Combat Positions for Women
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/