Post 15: Army Options

As it stands now I am supposed to do Army ulpan (or a language crash course) for 3 months. This would suck a lot. I have a couple of weeks to find a way out of this. In the event that I do not place out of the Ulpan I am eligible for all of these choices in the March draft. If I can place out of the army ulpan I am eligible for the November draft. As it stands now I am eligible to tryout for all of the official units in the army because of my physical profile and my kabba (or intelligence) score. Most Israelis receive the password to log on to the army website in order to fill out their unit choices a number of months after their “Tsav Reshone” (or the first notice, where they undergo testing to receive a mental and physical profile). With Garin Tzabar this process is expedited. The army will only list on this form the units that your scores qualify you to tryout for. The following is a rough translation of the form:

Given your physical profile and your intelligence results, you are suitable to serve as a combat soldier in the IDF. To what extent do you want to serve in combat?
Moderately 1-2-3-4-5 Largely

Rate your desire to serve any of the following units. Rank higher that which you want more.
* Artillery (artillery / Shatter / Master ”Moran”/”Sky Rider”)
Moderately 1-2-3-4-5 Largely
* Intelligence gathering soldier
Moderately 1-2-3-4-5 Largely
* Armored Corps (including special units)
Moderately 1-2-3-4-5 Largely
* Border police (including anti-terror SWAT or “yamas”)
Moderately 1-2-3-4-5 Largely
* Infantry (including special forces)
Moderately 1-2-3-4-5 Largely
* Combat engineering unit (including bomb disposal unit, Sayeret Yael)
Moderately 1-2-3-4-5 Largely
* Anti-Missile systems (including anti-aircraft)
Moderately 1-2-3-4-5 Largely
* Fighter rescue
Moderately 1-2-3-4-5 Largely
* Security analyzer
Moderately 1-2-3-4-5 Largely

Of the options presented to you in the previous section, you must rank the three units/troops in which you want to serve the most.

Rate your desire to serve the following schools if you wish to be in the Armored corps.
* Division 188 – Designated “Barak”’
Moderately 1-2-3-4-5 Largely
* Division 7 – Designated “Saar Golan”’
Moderately 1-2-3-4-5 Largely
* Division 401 – Iron Formation”traces”
Moderately 1-2-3-4-5 Largely

Rate your desire to serve the following schools if Tank infantry. Mark the Division to which you want the most with a higher number.

* Infantry brigades
Moderately 1-2-3-4-5 Largely
Givati Brigade *
Moderately 1-2-3-4-5 Largely
* Kfir Brigade (including stinger)
Moderately 1-2-3-4-5 Largely
Golani Brigade *
Moderately 1-2-3-4-5 Largely

You also have the option to serve in the following elite units. Placement of these units depends on  tryouts. If you are interested in participating in the classification, please click the digit that indicates the degree you wish to serve in the proposed units.
* Paratroopers
Moderately 1-2-3-4-5 Largely
* Naval Fighter – missile boats (“Celtic Sea”) – Sting Units
Moderately 1-2-3-4-5 Largely



4 Responses to “Post 15: Army Options”

  1. Meema and Poppa Says:

    Dearest Corey…There’s only one unit I would choose for you, but that one is obviously NOT why you are in the IDF. Therefore, my initial response is, “Very tough choice!”. Are you completely familiar with the role of each unit? This should be very relavent I feel your disappointment and frustration in not moving on as quickly as anticipated, but there’s a serious reason for this delay. You must have confidence in the experience and intelligence of those who are making these decisions and reconsider the value of Army Ulpan. Don’t jeopardize years for a few more months of valuable training. However, if there is an opportunity for you to re-apply and be tested by another very qualified person, this might be the course to follow. I have great confidence in your resourcefulness, self-motivation and determination. Now, show us your patience, endurance, understanding and acceptance. Re-read your initial blog about choosing the IDF, without pre-conditions and expectations. Don’t be so hard on yourself. This is the most difficult period of time for you, but it will pass. Make good choices and remember that whatever happens you are loved. Meema & Poppa

  2. Corey Says:

    Do you if they’ll let me serve in intelligence if I don’t know any Hebrew until I go to ulpan?

  3. Tamir Lerner Says:

    Hey Corey,

    I’m in Garin Tzabar right now, I have Gadna this Sunday for a week and then I have tsav rishon… I was hoping I could speak to you via email when you get a chance. Thanks 🙂

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