An in-depth interview with Brigadier General Dadan Lawang, the commander of the Afghan National Army's Special Operations Command. The development of a special forces capability is thought to be the "game changer" in Afghanistan.
USSOCOM's Command Strategy 2010 links the selection of MIS candidates to a suite of cognitive attributes that should be included in the assessment of Soldiers for the 4th MIS Group in order to meet national objectives.
Volume 24 | Issue 4
We are making a number of changes at the JFK Special Warfare Center and School, or SWCS, and pursuing initiatives designed to allow us to operate more efficiently and to professionalize the force, but none are more important than the ones we're undertaking to develop our training cadre.
We are, and must be, an adaptive organization characterized by agility, collaboration, accountability and integrity. We are the special-operations center of learning, and our credibility in producing the world's finest special operators is recognized and sustained by every single member of our three regiments. We are less concerned with the quantity of SWCS graduates than we are with the quality of our instruction. It is our mission to provide Army special-operations forces regiments with professionally trained and well-educated Civil Affairs, Military Information Support and Special Forces Soldiers and to train and develop those Soldiers from recruitment to retirement. As part of that mission, we promote life-long learning and transformation.