IDF Golani Brown Beret
IDF Intelligence Green Beret
About the IDF Golani Brown Beret
Golani is the 1st infantry brigade of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). It was established during the War of Independence in 1948. Golani operates in all Israel’s frontiers but is usually associated with the Northern command.
The Golani brigade participated in all Israeli wars and almost in every major operation. A green olive tree against a yellow background is on the crest of the brigade. Golani warriors wear brown berets and black combat boots and they are equipped with the IWI Tavor X95 assault rifle.
The fighters receive the warrior pin at the end of their training course. The pin consists of three symbols; Golani’s tree is in the middle of the pin and symbolizes the fighters’ connection to the land and the legacy of the brigade. Across the pin is the sword of Gideon, who is known as a Biblical war hero, and in the background two lightning bolts that symbolize the fighting spirit of the brigade.
Many do not know, but from the day of its establishment until 1976 soldiers of the Golani Brigade worn an olive-green beret, just like that of the general corps. In the same year, the brigade's soldiers chose the color of the new beret - the brown color that symbolizes the land, the ground and the roots of the trees, similar to the symbol of the brigade, which also emphasizes the connection, love and protection of the land of Israel.