The new commander of the Israel Defense Forces’ Northern Formation, which is the military entity in charge of overseeing wartime maneuvers into Lebanon or Syria, took up his position on Sunday.

Maj. Gen. Sa’ar Tzur was promoted from the rank of brigadier general during a ceremony at IDF Headquarters in Tel Aviv attended by Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi.

“This connection is what will turn the next war in Lebanon or any other place into a war in which the question of ‘who won?’ will not even be in the air,” he said. “We are called to bravery, to move old walls and concepts, and to reach a place in which we can together utilize our capabilities better.”

During the same ceremony, Maj. Gen. Michelle Janko accepted the position of head of the IDF’s Technology and Logistics Branch.