The IDF has appointed a Druse officer for the first time as commander of the
Col. Rasan Alian will take up command of the infantry
brigade, as part of a series of appointments made by IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen.
Alian’s military career blossomed in the Golani Brigade,
where he was commander of Battalion 51, then the Reconnaissance Battalion, and
eventually, deputy commander of the brigade.
He also served in the Kfir
Brigade as commander of the Duhifat Battalion. His most recent role was
commander of the 36th Division on the Golan Heights.
include Col. Ori Gordin as commander of the Nahal infantry brigade, and Col. Y
as commander of the Israel Air Force’s Active Defense Division. The appointments
require approval from Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon.