In only a few days, the new graduates of the Officer's Course will take stage and received the prestigious rank. Until the coveted ceremony arrives, they will take part in various activities. One of them is "Leadership Panel", a day filled with lectures about leadership and commanding qualities by IDF and IAF officials. During these discussions, the cadets are welcome to ask questions and discuss the various topics.
Many executives arrived at the Officer's Course this year: Brigadier General Yaakov Shaharabani, Head of the Intelligence Squadron, Brigadier General Rachel Tevet Vizel, Women Matters Council to the Commander-in-Chief, Brigadier General (Res.) Gal Hirsch, Commander of Galilee Formation and Former Commander of Training Base 1.
The exciting day included many invitations to IAF executives to come and participate in the 'Leadership Panel'.
"It's a very special day", says First Lieutenant Rotem Bar, one of the many responsible for the event. "The conversation not only includes cadets' questions and executives' answers, those in position actually want to talk to one another which makes the whole scenario very interesting. This year we had a lot of people show up, and that's important".
First Lieutenant Bar claims that the cadets would not stop peppering the seniors with questions "The discussions this year were very relevant to current times, especially the meeting with the Women Matters Council to the Commander-in-Chief, which conjured up many questions and interest amongst the cadets."
Learn Through Your Feet
During the Officer's Course, the young Cadets go through many activities that epitomize various leadership qualities. While they tackle various classes and exams, they also learn through their arms and legs.
"Desert missions" is one of the most popular activities; on this particular day, the officers are placed in different formations and units in which they face genuine war situations. "This day is very interesting and we're all very excited for it. It's a great big opportunity for each and every one of us to try and operate in simulated war circumstances", said one of the cadets.
In addition, the cadets participated in many courses and lectures and even got to hear from Israeli Ex-POW Lieutenant General (Res.) Uri Shahak.