Military working dogs (MWDs) are more than just a soldier’s best friend. Sometimes, they are our troops’ most valuable teammates on combat operations. They are frequently called upon to protect our soldiers in harm’s way. They have earned a stellar reputation during the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. They’ve also won respect among our enemies.
Military working dogs are force multipliers. They have provided American troops with the confidence that they won’t be entering an area that the enemy has sown with IEDs.
In a piece by the U.S. Army, CPL Dustin Borchardt said dogs give soldiers peace of mind.
“Knowing there’s an explosive trained dog here helping keep everything safe is a big morale booster,” said Borchardt in reference to his MWD Pearl. “She’s definitely spoiled by the people on camp.”