GOC Army Headquarters

The GOC Army Headquarters (Hebrew: מפקדת זרוע היבשה, Mifkedet Zro'a HaYabasha, abbreviated 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 126,000 active soldiers and 400,000 soldiers in reserve.[1]

General Officer Commanding Army Headquarters
MAZI emblem (Mifkedet Zro'a ha-Yabasha)
Founded1998
Country Israel
Allegiance Israel Defense Forces
Branch Israeli Ground Forces
Size126,000 active[1]
400,000 reserve[1]
Nickname(s)Mazi
EngagementsSouth Lebanon conflict (1985–2000)
First Intifada (1987–1993)
Second Intifada (2000–2005)
Second Lebanon War (2006)
Operation Cast Lead (2008–2009)
Pillar of Defense (2012)
Protective Edge (2014)
Commanders
Major GeneralYoel Strick[2]

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