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Afghan Soldiers, Test Future

Soldiers as part of the Afghanistan National Army’s 8th Corps, 199th Recruit Battalion, made up of approximately 600 personnel, take their placement exams at the Regional Military Training Center. In a manner similar to how the U.S. military tests an applicant’s aptitude to place their skillsets with a military occupational specialty; the Afghan Army administers a similar test to assess a soldier’s ability to function in certain jobs. Pictured above, Alif Elham, 20, shows his test prior to handing it into one of the RMTC battalion commanders. After the test, he said it was not hard because he was a high school graduate. When asked what career field he wanted to go in to, he paused for a moment, then looked at the RMTC executive officer nearby, Col. Abdul Kabir, and asked him which one he should want. "Medic," the XO replied, as that is the specialty they placed those that tested highest, making it the most prestigious job to be placed in.



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This work, Afghan Soldiers, Test Future [Image 2 of 7], by LTC Stewart Upton, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.21.2013

Date Posted:02.24.2013 12:23

Photo ID:873129

VIRIN:130221-M-#####-034

Resolution:3264x2448

Size:1.88 MB

Location:CAMP SHORABAK, AFGlobe

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