Katz speaks at ceremony
Photo: IDF Spokesman's Office

IDF 'super-reservist' honored

Motti Katz, 77, receives lifetime achievement award after 58 years of military service

Great honor: After serving in the IDF for 58 years, both as a regular soldier and as a reservist, Brigadier Genreal Motti Katz has been honored by the army for his special record.


Katz, who is 77-years-old, continues to serve as an active reservist and is tasked with producing various scenarios that aim to surprise Israel's finest military intelligence officers.



On Wednesday, Katz was honored with a lifetime achievement award, presented to him by IDF Intelligence Chief Aviv Kochavi at a Tel Aviv University ceremony.

Katz receives award (Photo: IDF Spokesman's Office)


Katz joined the IDF in 1953 and two years later embarked on a career in the field intelligence corps. To this day, he reports for duty for every General Staff drill, takes part in drill management and scrutinizes the operations of the various Intelligence Branch units.


"Israeli intelligence underwent numerous processes and revolutions, but the element of surprise will always remain," Katz told Ynet. "We need to be able to contend with this element in real time."


"I don't take it easy on anyone during drills," he said. "I require the various forces to engage in an intellectual effort and seek different and new modus operandi."


Katz arrived at the ceremony in his honor accompanied by his wife, grandchildren, and great grandchild. During the ceremony, other distinguished intelligence officers and soldiers were honored, as well as classified projects that contributed greatly to national security.



פרסום ראשון: 07.15.11, 00:43
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