First woman appointed as artillery fire commander for Givati Brigade

In her new role, Hamra will be responsible for providing artillery support for the Givati infantry Brigade when it maneuvers in enemy territory in future conflicts.

SOLDIERS OF the Bardales Battalion prepare for urban warfare training near Nitzanim. Formed in 2014, Bardales is an IDF infantry combat battalion comprised of 50% female soldiers. (photo credit: HADAS PARUSH/FLASH90)
SOLDIERS OF the Bardales Battalion prepare for urban warfare training near Nitzanim. Formed in 2014, Bardales is an IDF infantry combat battalion comprised of 50% female soldiers.
(photo credit: HADAS PARUSH/FLASH90)
The IDF's Artillery Corps appointed Major Chen Hamra as commander of a unit that provides fire support for infantry units on Thursday, making her the first woman to serve in the position.
The appointment came following a discussion led by the Chief Artillery Officer, who promoted Hamra to her new role after previously serving as Deputy Commander of the 405th Battalion in the 282nd Brigade.
In her new role, Hamra will be responsible for providing artillery support for the Givati infantry Brigade when it maneuvers in enemy territory in future conflicts.
 
In response to the appointment, Lt. Col. Elchai Cohen remarked on Hamra's professionalism and strengths, saying in a statement on Twitter that 'Chen is an excellent officer with impressive abilities. I'm very happy about the appointment because she deserves it and she's the right woman in the right place. "
Last year, the IDF announced that it had appointed the country's first female pilot of the F-35 stealth fighter jet a deputy commander of an IAF combat squadron. 
The 26-year-old Capt. S., whose name and face have been classified, graduated from the pilot's course in 2016, and flew F-16s during her time with the 107th "Knights of the Orange Tail" squadron.

Prior to flying F-35s,  flew F-16s, and soon began flying the advanced stealth fighter jet for the 116th, based out of Nevatim in the South.