If you arrived in Israel at age 22 or older, would like to volunteer for combat service, are not doing Garin Tzabar or Machal, you will need to make a special request that you want combat with your Lishkat Giyus as soon as possible. You can make a written request to the Rakaz Olim Chadashim at the Lishkat Giyus Tel Hashomer.
You will need to serve a minimum of 18 to 24 months, depending on your unit.
If you would enlist into a sayeret (special forces), you will need to sign up for more time, at least 30 to 36 months.
The process of requesting combat takes a little while, so start it as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with the Rakaz Olim Chadashim,
at Lishkat Giyus Tel Hashomer.