Special Operations Detachment South


​Deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom

In 2011, SOD-South was alerted for a deployment in support of US Special Operations Command and in January 2012 was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, SOD-South personnel deployed throughout the country to enable, mentor, and supervise Afghan National Army Special Operations Forces, to include the ANA Commandos and ANA Special Forces. SOD-South augmented the ANA Special Operations Advisor Group (ANA SOAG)at Camp Morehead, where they oversaw the transition of the ANA Special Forces Qualifications Course into a completely Afghan-led and managed course. Additionally, SOD-South Soldiers augmenting the ANA SOAG mentored the ANA Special Operations Command (ANASOC) as the unit was enlarged from a brigade sized command to a division-sized command.
As well as supporting the ANA SOAG, SOD-South personnel augmented DCOM-SOF at Camp Eggers and provided a valuable link between NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan and the training, fielding, and resourcing of high priority projects for ANASOC. SOD-South personnel at Camp Eggers were instrumental in the establishment of the ANA Special Mission Wing, ANA Mobile Strike Force, and ANA Special Operations Intelligence Training Center. These organizations will continue to enable the ANA Special Operations to conduct successful counter-insurgency operations after US and NATO forces leave Afghanistan. In October, 2012, SOD-South redeployed stateside and demobilized at Camp Shelby, Mississippi.
Revised: 8/7/2015 8:08