Afghan Biographies

Ahmadzai, Wali Mohammad Gen Maj


Name Ahmadzai, Wali Mohammad Gen Maj
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Commander 215th Corps ANA Helmand Maiwand
History and Biodata

1. Former 215th "Maiwand" Corps Commanders:
Gen Sayed Mallok, first Commander of the new 215th Corps (20100128-20141200), dismissed 20141200
Brig Gen Dadon Lawang (20141222)
Maj Gen Mohammad Moeen Faqir (20151227, 20160606)
Maj Gen Wali Mohammad Ahmadzai (20161001, 20171108)

Deputy commander:
Brig. Gen. Ghulam Farooq Parwani (20101231, 20110917, 20120325, 20130108, 20140816)
Gen Faiz Mohammad (20160601)
Brig Gen Abdul Hadi Tarin, deputy commander of 215th Maiwand Military Corpse in Helmand (20170417)
Spokesman of army Corp 215 Maiwand:
Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Rassoul Zazai (20160116)

Other Officers from 215th Corps:

1st Bde 215th Maiwand Corps, Helmand Province, Garmser,

2nd Bde 215th Maiwand Corps, Farah Province, Delaram,

3rd Bde 215th Maiwand Corps, Lashkar Gah, Brigade Commander: Brig Gen Shirin Shah (20101023, 20110221), Brig Gen Atamir Agah (20160202 killed)
Deputy Commander: Colonel Amin Jhan (20101012),
Executive officer of 4th Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 215th Corps.Maj. Fatah Moheb (20110627)
2nd Brigade, 215th Corps headquarters Commanding Officer,
General Abdul Wasea (20110316)
Brig. Gen. Qardotullah Qaweem, cultural and religious affairs officer (20101231),
Brig Muhammad Ali, Director of Executive Affairs at 215th Military Corps (20101002),
Col. Mohmmad Aslam, training officer for the 215th Corps (20101029)
Col. Washamee Sayeed Zamaadin, financial manager of the 215th Corps (20110928)
 

Background:
215th Corps: HQ 215th Corps "Maiwand", Based in Lashkar Gah, Capital of Helmand Province, Elements of 2nd Brigade, 215th Corps, have been reported at FOB Delaram, Farah Province (2010), Mission 215th "Maiwand" Corps: 215th "Maiwand Corps" will cover all parts of Helmand, half of Farah and most parts of southwestern Nimroz province. 215th "Maiwand" Corps will have 3 Brigades and a Afghan commando battalion, which will graduate in 2010 January and then head to Lashkar Gah. Background 20091201: Afghan government has approved a new seventh corps of the Afghan National Army — Corps 215 Maiwand — to be based in the Helmand capital of Lashkar Gah where the first fresh U.S. troops are expected to arrive. The Afghans have vowed to deploy 5,000 members of the new Afghan army corps to Helmand, to be partnered by British and later by US troops in 2010. 20100128: Afghan National Army Training Command, Major General Aminullah Karim, handed over graduation certificate to the commander of the 215th Maiwand Military Corps during a graduation ceremony of the corps. The 215th Maiwand Military corps was established in southern Helmand province in line with security needs. The force of first brigade completed theoretical trainings.

Forward Operating Base Delaram 1 officially opened as an exclusively Afghan National Army owned and operated base, March 14, 2011. Two Kandaks, or ANA battalions, will live at and operate from the base. 6th Kandak, 2nd Bridgade, 215th Corps,  took  up residence. 1st Kandak will also operate from the base. The town of Delaram is in the middle of four major roads and highways, including Highway 1, which circles all of Afghanistan. Its location will allow the 2nd brigade and it’s Kandaks to mobilize quickly for operations in every cardinal direction. The new base contains 16 buildings that will allow the ANA to be more self-sufficient from coalition forces. With a communications facility, barracks, a dining facility, and maintenance bays, the base can hold more than 1,000 troops.(20111030)

4th Kandak, a combat support Btn, in Marjah, Helmand Province will support 1st Brigade, 215th Corps ANA with an engineer company, a reconnaissance company and an artillery company.(20110524)

Afghan National Army 215th Corps, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Battalion, opened its new headquarters in Gareshk Gereshk —not more than 10 miles west of Yakhchal, along Highway 1—on Sept. 22, 2011, The facility is named “Haitullah Camp.”(20111017). The 1,200-square-foot facility was designed to accommodate 150 people. It contains five billeting structures, one LSS and one dining facility in addition supporting facilities for storage, refrigeration and septic facilities. It is protected by four guard posts, a guard shack and two gates.

6th Kandak 3rd Bde  215th Korps will be in  Gereshk (20120300)

6th Kandak 2nd Bde 215th Corps will be in  Kash Rod (20120600)



2. Previous Functions Brig Gen Wali Ahmadzai:
Commander 215th Corps ANA Helmand Maiwand (20161001)

3. Biodata:
 Brig Gen Wali Mohammad Ahmadzai, who took command of the 215th Corps at the beginning of October 2016, confirmed that his forces had sustained "a lot" of casualties in recent fighting, but could not provide an exact number.(20161013) Ahmadzai has a Commando background and leads from the front. He proved himself fighting the Taliban in northeast of Afghanistan.(20171108) Wali Mohammad Ahmadzai  has replaced about 50 senior officers in 215th Corps.

Last Modified 2017-11-08
Established 2016-10-13