Hedva Almog

As commanding officer of the Israeli Army’s Women’s Corps, Hedva Almog created training programs and promotion opportunities for female officers, working to create a better environment for the women who followed her. Almog joined the IDF in 1967 and from 1975–1978 was deputy commanding officer of the Women’s Corps. After two years spent earning a BA in education and literature, she returned as commanding officer of the Northern Command Women’s Corps through the Lebanon War. She then created a women’s branch at the officer’s training camp, increasing the number of courses open to women and doubling the number of women lieutenant colonels in four years. She also wrote A Guide for the Woman Recruit in 1992. She retired in 1991 at the rank of brigadier general and turned her hand to politics, joining the women’s labor Zionist group Na’amat in 1994 and serving as its president from 1998–2002. She has also served on the executive councils of the Jewish Agency and the Histadrut General Workers’ Union. She joined the Haifa City Council in 1999 and became the city’s deputy mayor in 2001, a post she has held through 2014. 


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Hedva Almog at Wikimania on August 5, 2011.

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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