Afghan Biographies

Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC)


Name Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC)
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History and Biodata

Commander of the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC):
Major-General Sayed Abdul Karim (20140404)
Background:

The Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) has been in existence for several years now. The command falls under the Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD). The commando units that fall under ANASOC control have proven to be the most effective combat forces of the Afghan National Defense Security Forces (ANDSF). The special operations command is advised by special operations forces (SOF) personnel from the NATO Special Operations Component Command – Afghanistan (NSOCC-A) / Special Operations Joint Task Force – Afghanistan (SOJTF-A). NSOCC-A / SOJTF-A is based at Bagram Air Base located an hour’s drive north of Kabul (the capital of Afghanistan).

ANASOC is a divisional level command with over 11,000 personnel authorized. There are two Special Operations Brigades and ten Special Operations Kandaks (SOKs) under ANASOC’s command. In addition, ANASOC has responsibility for the Commando school located at Camp Commando just outside of Kabul.(20160714)
 

The Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) officially transitioned into a Special Operations Corps on 20 August, which will see the organisation almost double in size to counter a resurgent Taliban.(20170901)

 

 

Last Modified 2017-10-02
Established 2017-10-02