The Afghan National Army Special Operations Command’s School of Excellence is responsible for the assessment and training of Afghan special operations soldiers that fill the ranks of Special Operations Kandaks, Special Forces Kandaks, Cobra Strike Kandaks, and the National Mission Brigade. There are currently two Commando courses and a Cobra Strike Maneuver Course running simultaneously with more than 2,000 soldiers receiving Afghan-led special operations training.

Read the insight of a U.S. Special Forces operator on working with the Afghan Commandos.