The Israeli GOC Army headquarters
(, Zro'a HaYabasha
, "Ground Arm"), known unofficially as Mazi
, is a multi-corps command headquarters
created in 1998, which amalgamates the ground forces of the Israel Defense Forces
. The current size of the Israeli Ground Forces is estimated at a rough 125,000 active soldiers and 600,000 soldiers in reserve.
The GOC Army Headquarters is known unofficially as Mazi, the Hebrew pronuncation for an acronym
for "Ground Arm Command" (, , Mifkedet Zro'a HaYabasha
), which was the GOC Army Headquarters' previous name before being renamed to the current "Ground Arm" (). After this renaming, the acronym Mazi officially refers to Commander of the Ground Arm (, Mefaked Zro'a HaYabasha
). However, the old acronym Mazi still remains the popular name for the GOC Army Headquarters.
Units and Structure
Mazi includes the five ground-warfare corps of specific military functions:
- The maneuvering corps:
- The сombat support corps:
In addition, Mazi includes four "staff divisions":
The IDF's third arm
Under the IDF 2000 reforms
, Mazi was set to become the IDF's third Arm
, alongside the Air and Space......