IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot will present Major (res.) Karin Afriat with a special medal in recognition of her outstanding service today. A total of 150 soldiers and reservists will receive the same medal.
Karin Afriat Photo Credit: Channel 2 News
IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot will present soldiers and reservists with a special medal in recognition of their outstanding service on Monday. Among the 150 outstanding soldiers and reservists is Major (res.) Karin Afriat, who reports for over 40 army days in a year even though she is a full-time university student.
28-year-old Afriat, who is studying mechanical engineering, manages to meet the demanding requirements of her studies and serve as a company commander in the Alexandroni Brigade. In 2014, she reported for over 60 army days. Most of these days were during Operation Protective Edge.
“There’s no one who will do the work for us,” she told Channel 2 Online. “It’s not always easy to combine my sophomore year studies and the army. [But] with time, you learn to combine the two.”