History: First female officer appointed commander of IAF Squadron

Baku, September 25, AZERTAC

Israeli Air Force (IAF) Lieutenant Colonel G. made history on Tuesday when she became the first female pilot to receive the command of a squadron, according to TPS news agency.

LTC. G. received the command of the Nachshon Squadron, which is responsible for airborne signal intelligence collection.

LTC. G., 35, joined the IAF in 2003 and graduated as a transport pilot. At the end of the course, she was assigned to 135th Squadron and later moved to the 131st Rhino Squadron and held a variety of command positions the IAF’s at Flight School.

In 2019, she served as Head of Evaluation in the Planning and Control Division of the Power Building.

“LTC. G, the mother of two sons, is a role model and an inspiration to thousands of women in the State of Israel,” said Air Force commander Gen. Amikam Norkin.

“Well done, our first female operational squadron commander in the Air Force, we’ve been waiting for that for 71 years,” he stated.

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