attack-academy asked: Thank you for replying so quickly that advice was very useful. Nahal is a great unit and an ideal one, my only issue is that I will likely get a 72-80 medical number so im looking at units in that range. I have heard that even with a lower number it is possible to sign up for infantry. I assume you must almost be finished with your advanced training, what have you been up to at this point? You mention it is similar to the other infantry units? Also, do you know anything about Shirion?
No problem, I’m always checking my email. I finished training some time ago, the whole training period is about 7-8 months give or take, depending on the unit. My unit has been patrolling the egyptian border near Eilat. Complete hellhole. At the end of training all infantry units go up to a “line” and guard and patrol that area. Some go to the Hebron area, others to the Syrian or Lebanese or Egytian borders, others to different parts of the West Bank. They all basically do the same thing, hours of guard duty, and patrols in vehicles or on foot. It’s a lot of downtime though. Once training is over there is far less discipline in the unit though, commanders and soldiers basically talk to each other as equals.
As for units that take lower profiles, there is my unit, the Caracal, Shiryon, Border Police, anti-aircraft and artillery as far as I know. I have a good friend in Shiryon. He’s had a rough experience, but then again so has everyone. Their advanced training is interesting and different, as it’s entirely centered around the tank. They also do more Krav Maga than other combat units, which is a plus. They do close a lot, which means spend a lot of time away from home. Definitely consider it, it’s an interesting and challenging job.
I also thought about artillery. They do some different type of jobs as well. They work with self-powered artillery, MLRS, and unmanned drones. Also Nun-Mem, or anti-aircraft is cool. If you want to work with advanced anti-missile systems like Iron Dome and the Patriot or stinger missiles, as well as be in the Air Force it’s a good unit.