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Army June 21, 2012
Commandos go to Florida
Australian Special Forces take part in counter terrorism-demonstration for international conference
COMMANDOS from 2 Cdo Regt par-
ticipated in a counter terrorism response
demonstration at the 2012 International
Special Operations Forces (ISOF)
Conference at Tampa, Florida, in May.
The soldiers worked with counter-
parts from 10 nations in a simulated mis-
sion to rescue
kidnapped by ter-
rorists and held
in a mock terror-
ist village near the
Forces teams used
aerial support pro-
vided by US Army
Chinooks and tac-
the village from
the water, freeing
Mr Buckhorn and
removing him to a
A participant in
Pte S, said he was pleased with the suc-
cessful integration of such a large number
of nations during the exercise.
"We had four days to train together for
this mission and the bond you build with
members of other Special Forces, shar-
ing the training and conducting an exer-
cise like this side by side, was of immense
value to us," he said.
Special Operations Commander
Australia Maj-Gen Gus Gilmore said
the participation of 2 Cdo Regt person-
nel showed the close relationship between
Australia's Socomd and the Special Forces
of partner nations.
"It is in Australia's national interests
to continue undertaking counter-terrorist
cooperation and training
with regional militar-
ies as part of a broader,
effort," he said.
highlighted our abil-
ity to work closely with
other nations, to combat
terrorism, as ultimately
the safety of Australians
could rest on the
Socomd and our region-
al SOF counterparts."
The week-long ISOF
together leaders from
96 countries under
the theme "Building the Global Special
Operations Force Partnership".
Maj-Gen Gilmore said Australia shared
a common goal with its regional neigh-
"Army's Socomd has an interest in
cooperative military approaches with our
regional partners to issues such as terror-
ism and transnational crime," he said.
the safety of
rest on the effective
Socomd and other
-- Maj-Gen Gus Gilmore, Special
Operations Commander Australia
Busting in: Australia's counter-terrorism specialists displayed their abilities alongside international
partners in a demonstration (pictured inset) at the International Special Operations Forces Conference
in Tampa, Florida last month.
File photo by Sgt Ricky Fuller
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