Thursday, May 26, 2011
ZAHAL: No Orders by SMS
In an interview on Galey Zahal, the military radio station, one senior officer was complaining that the eyes of the recruits arriving at the camp wander around as if they were in front of a computer monitor; they dont look to each other nor to the officer. The חניך תורן (the leading soldier), instead of calling the soldiers, sends an SMS : "Appear in three minutes in front of the officer's tent." The officer himself imparts his orders from his tent through his laptop or smartphone.
The man was incensed by the leadership modality shown by the new generation. He demanded that orders be given only face to face and in the manly, high decibel manner behooving to Israeli soldiers.