Named for U.S. Army Master Sergeant Kevin N. Morehead, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group who died in Ramadi, Iraq on September 12, 2003, Camp Morehead was the principle site training ANA Commando Kandaks (battalions). The first commando class graduated from Camp Morehead on July 28th, 2007 they were then paired with U.S. Special Forces units and sent out to conduct counter-insurgency operations throughout Afghanistan.
The training program lasts 90 days and is conducted by U.S. and French Special Operations Forces. Commando Kandaks training mirrors that of the Army Rangers in that they function primarily as a light infantry assault forcebut can perform a number of other specialized missions as well. The plan was to train at least six Commando Kandaks at Morehead with the eventual goal being to turn over Morehead and the training program to the Afghan National Army.
As of September, 2008 there were five Commando Kandaks with 640 soldiers each conducting operations throughout Afghanistan. The fifth class that graduated in September was forward deployed to Mazar-e-Sharif.
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