Afghan, ISAF enlisted leaders visit Afghan National Army NCO Academy in Zabul

By Sgt. Amanda M. HilsJanuary 12, 2012

Afghan National Army Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, greets Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, ISAF Joint Command command sergeant major, upon his arrival on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leadership met to discuss further progress in Afghans training and taking the lead in terms of military presence and to visit the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps ANA Noncommissioned Officer Academy on FOB Eagle and the soldiers currently attending the course. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils)
1 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan National Army Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, greets Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, ISAF Joint Command command sergeant major, upon his arrival on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leadership met to discuss further progress in Afghans training and taking the lead in terms of military presence and to visit the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps ANA Noncommissioned Officer Academy on FOB Eagle and the soldiers currently attending the course. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) VIEW ORIGINAL
Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell thanks Afghan National Police Command Sgt. Maj. Abdul Zafar, ANP command sergeant major, as Afghan National Army Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, and ANA Col. Mohammed Wazir Akbari, 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps commander, look on during a meeting on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Kafaytullah, Zafar and Troxell, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders visited the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps Noncommissioned Officer Academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. Visitors were able to observe demonstrations that included room-clearing procedures, searching shops, questioning locals, and reacting to and successfully handling the discovery of an improvised explosive device. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils)
2 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell thanks Afghan National Police Command Sgt. Maj. Abdul Zafar, ANP command sergeant major, as Afghan National Army Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, and ANA Col. Mohammed Wazir Akbari, 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps commander, look on during a meeting on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Kafaytullah, Zafar and Troxell, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders visited the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps Noncommissioned Officer Academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. Visitors were able to observe demonstrations that included room-clearing procedures, searching shops, questioning locals, and reacting to and successfully handling the discovery of an improvised explosive device. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan National Army soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps Noncommissioned Officer Academy, distinguished by their green armbands, move swiftly as a squad element toward a village during a training scenario on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders visited the academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. Visitors were able to observe demonstrations that included room-clearing procedures, searching shops, questioning locals, and reacting to and successfully handling the discovery of an improvised explosive device. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils)
3 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan National Army soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps Noncommissioned Officer Academy, distinguished by their green armbands, move swiftly as a squad element toward a village during a training scenario on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders visited the academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. Visitors were able to observe demonstrations that included room-clearing procedures, searching shops, questioning locals, and reacting to and successfully handling the discovery of an improvised explosive device. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan National Army soldiers, distinguished by their green armbands, move swiftly as a squad element alongside their instructors from the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps Noncommissioned Officer Academy, wearing the bright blue armbands, toward a village during a training scenario on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders visited the academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. Visitors were able to observe demonstrations that included room-clearing procedures, searching shops, questioning locals, and reacting to and successfully handling the discovery of an improvised explosive device. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils)
4 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan National Army soldiers, distinguished by their green armbands, move swiftly as a squad element alongside their instructors from the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps Noncommissioned Officer Academy, wearing the bright blue armbands, toward a village during a training scenario on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders visited the academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. Visitors were able to observe demonstrations that included room-clearing procedures, searching shops, questioning locals, and reacting to and successfully handling the discovery of an improvised explosive device. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan National Army soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps Noncommissioned Officer Academy simulate clearing a compound during a training scenario on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders visited academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. Visitors were able to observe demonstrations that included room-clearing procedures, searching shops, questioning locals, and reacting to and successfully handling the discovery of an improvised explosive device. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils)
5 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan National Army soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps Noncommissioned Officer Academy simulate clearing a compound during a training scenario on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders visited academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. Visitors were able to observe demonstrations that included room-clearing procedures, searching shops, questioning locals, and reacting to and successfully handling the discovery of an improvised explosive device. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Afghan National Army public affairs soldier records Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, speaking to a platoon of soldiers going through the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps ANA Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Kafayatullah, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders, visited the academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils)
6 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Afghan National Army public affairs soldier records Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, speaking to a platoon of soldiers going through the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps ANA Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Kafayatullah, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders, visited the academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan National Army Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, speaks to a platoon of soldiers going through the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps ANA Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Kafayatullah, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders, visited the academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils)
7 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan National Army Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, speaks to a platoon of soldiers going through the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps ANA Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Kafayatullah, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders, visited the academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan National Army Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, is briefed by one of the cadre from the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps ANA Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Kafayatullah, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders, visited the academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils)
8 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan National Army Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, is briefed by one of the cadre from the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps ANA Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Kafayatullah, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders, visited the academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Afghan National Army soldier provides security for his sector of fire during a demonstration of reacting to the discovery of an improvised explosive device with the rest of his squad at the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps ANA Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders visited the academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. Visitors were able to observe demonstrations that included room-clearing procedures, searching shops, questioning locals, and reacting to and successfully handling the discovery of an improvised explosive device. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils)
9 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Afghan National Army soldier provides security for his sector of fire during a demonstration of reacting to the discovery of an improvised explosive device with the rest of his squad at the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps ANA Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders visited the academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. Visitors were able to observe demonstrations that included room-clearing procedures, searching shops, questioning locals, and reacting to and successfully handling the discovery of an improvised explosive device. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bryant C. Lambert, 82nd Airborne Division and Regional Command (South) command sergeant major, thanks Afghan National Army Staff Sgt. Said Mohammed Nazir, 2nd Brigade, 205h Corps noncommissioned officer, for all of his hard work helping the Afghan soldiers he leads to start taking the lead on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Lambert accompanied Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders to visit the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps ANA Noncommissioned Officer Academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Visitors were able to observe demonstrations that included room-clearing procedures, searching shops, questioning locals, and reacting to and successfully handling the discovery of an improvised explosive device. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils)
10 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bryant C. Lambert, 82nd Airborne Division and Regional Command (South) command sergeant major, thanks Afghan National Army Staff Sgt. Said Mohammed Nazir, 2nd Brigade, 205h Corps noncommissioned officer, for all of his hard work helping the Afghan soldiers he leads to start taking the lead on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Lambert accompanied Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders to visit the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps ANA Noncommissioned Officer Academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Visitors were able to observe demonstrations that included room-clearing procedures, searching shops, questioning locals, and reacting to and successfully handling the discovery of an improvised explosive device. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan National Army soldiers perform room-clearing demonstrations with help from their instructors at the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps ANA Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders visited the academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. Visitors were able to observe demonstrations that included room-clearing procedures, searching shops, questioning locals, and reacting to and successfully handling the discovery of an improvised explosive device. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils)
11 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan National Army soldiers perform room-clearing demonstrations with help from their instructors at the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps ANA Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders visited the academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. Visitors were able to observe demonstrations that included room-clearing procedures, searching shops, questioning locals, and reacting to and successfully handling the discovery of an improvised explosive device. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan National Army soldiers simulate clearing a compound with help from their instructors at the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps ANA Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders visited the academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. Visitors were able to observe demonstrations that included room-clearing procedures, searching shops, questioning locals, and reacting to and successfully handling the discovery of an improvised explosive device. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils)
12 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan National Army soldiers simulate clearing a compound with help from their instructors at the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps ANA Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders visited the academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. Visitors were able to observe demonstrations that included room-clearing procedures, searching shops, questioning locals, and reacting to and successfully handling the discovery of an improvised explosive device. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan National Army soldiers simulate clearing a compound with help from their instructors at the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps ANA Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders visited the academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. Visitors were able to observe demonstrations that included room-clearing procedures, searching shops, questioning locals, and reacting to and successfully handling the discovery of an improvised explosive device. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils)
13 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan National Army soldiers simulate clearing a compound with help from their instructors at the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps ANA Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders visited the academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. Visitors were able to observe demonstrations that included room-clearing procedures, searching shops, questioning locals, and reacting to and successfully handling the discovery of an improvised explosive device. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan National Army soldiers perform room-clearing demonstrations for the visit of Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, and other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders to the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps ANA Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Kafayatullah, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders, visited the academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. Visitors were able to observe demonstrations that included room-clearing procedures, searching shops, questioning locals, and reacting to and successfully handling the discovery of an improvised explosive device. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils
14 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan National Army soldiers perform room-clearing demonstrations for the visit of Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, and other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders to the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps ANA Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Kafayatullah, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders, visited the academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. Visitors were able to observe demonstrations that included room-clearing procedures, searching shops, questioning locals, and reacting to and successfully handling the discovery of an improvised explosive device. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils (Photo Credit: Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan National Army Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, walks alongside the platoon sergeant in the traditional manner of handing over command of the platoon at the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps ANA Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Kafayatullah, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders, visited the academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils)
15 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan National Army Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, walks alongside the platoon sergeant in the traditional manner of handing over command of the platoon at the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps ANA Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. Kafayatullah, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders, visited the academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Afghan National Army soldier demonstrates the removal of an improvised explosive device found by a squad of soldiers attending the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps Noncommissioned Officer Academy during a training scenario held on Forward Operating Base Eagle Jan. 10. Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders visited the academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. Visitors were able to observe demonstrations that included room-clearing procedures, searching shops, questioning locals, and reacting to and successfully handling the discovery of an improvised explosive device. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils)
16 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Afghan National Army soldier demonstrates the removal of an improvised explosive device found by a squad of soldiers attending the 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps Noncommissioned Officer Academy during a training scenario held on Forward Operating Base Eagle Jan. 10. Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major, along with other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders visited the academy to see the progress being made by ANA soldiers during their four-week course. Students are distinguished by their bright green armbands, while the cadre wears bright blue. Visitors were able to observe demonstrations that included room-clearing procedures, searching shops, questioning locals, and reacting to and successfully handling the discovery of an improvised explosive device. (Photo/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Amanda M. Hils) VIEW ORIGINAL