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New Field Rank Established by Army, Conferred on Territorial Administrators

July 24, 1968
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The Israel Army of Defense introduced a new field rank yesterday – Tat Alouf, the equivalent of brigadier general – to be conferred on senior officers holding territorial administrative posts. The insignia of rank is crossed swords and olive branches.

The new rank was conferred by the Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen. Chaim Bar-Lev today at General Headquarters on Motta Gur, Military Governor of the Gaza Strip and Sinai, who commanded the para-troop brigade which took East Jerusalem in the Six-Day War; Raphael Vardi, military governor of Judaea; Ephraim Shlomo Gazit, who is in charge at GHQ of the administration of the occupied areas; and to others in Army administration posts.

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