News: Afghan special forces receive berets in ceremony
KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan National Army special forces in the Shah Wali Kot District of Kandahar province received their tan berets in a ceremony Dec. 3, marking the completion of their training and induction in to the Afghan special forces community.
The district governor, Ubiedallah Popal, and new district chief of police, Bacha Khan, were present for the ceremony.
“The beret ceremony served as an event to bring the [Afghan National Army] special forces, Afghan National Police and the district governor together,” said the Special Operations Task Force – South team leader presiding over the ceremony, whose unit is partnered with the Afghan special forces team.
Following the ceremony, the Afghan army special forces attended a lunch at the district center hosted by the district governor and district chief of police.
The first class of Afghan soldiers completed the special forces qualification course at Camp Morehead in Kabul May 13.