A Golani officer who was seriously wounded in the Operation Protective Edge will be promoted to Colonel
In 2004, Lieutenant Colonel Shai Siman Tov was critically injured when a tunnel beam collapsed, and a year later he returned to service, and as a token of appreciation for his work and rehabilitation, the chief of staff decided to grant him the rank of personal Colonel
Yoav Zeiton Published: 31 Aug. 2017
Three years after he was mortally wounded by the collapse of a tunnel beam during the course of Operation Protective Edge, a Golani officer is promoted.
Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot gave the rank of Colonel to Lieutenant Colonel Shai Siman Tov, Commander of the Tactical Command Staff, as a sign of appreciation for his work and rehabilitation.
The chief of staff decided to grant the rank after hearing the recommendation of the Ground Forces Commander, Major General Kobi Barak and the College Commander, Major General Tamir Heiman.
Lieutenant Colonel Siman Tov was critically wounded in the Operation Protective Edge when he commanded the “Barak” battalion of the Golani Brigade. At the end of a long rehabilitation process, he returned to service in October 2015 and today serves as a team commander at the Tactical Command College.
Siman Tov attended the military boarding school in Haifa and joined the Barak Battalion in 1996. During the Second Lebanon War he fought as a Company commander in the Egoz unit and during Operation Cast Lead he fought as deputy commander of the “Gideon” battalion in the Golani Brigade. Siman Tov is married and has two children.
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Chairman of the Golani Association Maj.-Gen. (Res.) Gabi Ofir, the Board of Directors and members of the Association congratulate Lieutenant Colonel Shai Siman Tov, wish health and continued contributing work, a good year for Shai and his family. Shana Tova.