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    Afghan Commandos establish the first of four regional brigades

    Afghan Commandos establish the first of four regional brigades

    Courtesy Photo | The Afghan National Army Special Operations Corps added a unit to its ranks in a...... read more read more



    Story by Martha Schaeffer 

    Resolute Support Headquarters

    The Afghan National Army’s Special Operations Corps added the first of four regionally aligned brigades to support the doubling of the Commando force by 2020 in a ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Apr. 24, 2018. The 4th Special Operations Brigade was established to support Commandos in the south of Afghanistan.

    The establishment of the 4th SOB is milestone in the expansion of the Afghan Special Security Forces towards accomplishing the growth plan as defined in the Aug. 2017 Afghan 2020 Roadmap. Before the end of 2020, ANASOC will employ four regionally aligned SOBs, allowing the Commando force to extend its operational reach, and enhance command and control capabilities throughout Afghanistan.

    The Commandos have added nearly 4,000 new Commandos to the fighting force over the winter and spring months. More than 600 new Commandos donned their distinctive maroon berets for the first time in a graduation ceremony at Camp Commando on Apr. 25. An additional 650 Commandos complete the inaugural Cobra Strike Maneuver Course on May 1, increasing the Commandos mobility, firepower and lethality.



    Date Taken: 04.24.2018
    Date Posted: 04.29.2018 06:28
    Story ID: 274923
    Location: AF

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