Col. Reut Retig-Weiss was awarded her promotion to Col.-Capt. on Thursday and became the first woman to be a brigade commander in IDF history, the IDF Spokesperson Unit announced.
Col. Reut Retig-Weiss has been promoted to commander of the 99th division of the IDF’s artillery brigade, & will head of an artillery unit at the Tze’elim urban warfare training center. She is the first woman with this rank to serve as a combat officer in the Artillery Corps pic.twitter.com/TYZlQM8pom— Anna Ahronheim (@AAhronheim) June 16, 2022
Retig-Weiss was awarded her promotion by IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi and will begin her role as commander of a brigade in the artillery corps.