Iraq Special Operation Forces ISWCS Patch

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    Iraq Special Operation Forces ISWCS Patch

    Post by kriegsmodell on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:13 am


    Iraqi made insignia for the Iraq Special Operations Forces - Iraq Special Warfare Center and School (ISOF-ISWCS). Also known as the ISOF Training Command. The text in the yellow banner above the eagle translates to Be Prepared. The patch is identified as number 167-132 in the September 2012 issue of the 'Chute & Dagger journal.

    Essentially the Iraqi version of the US Army JFK SWC&S. Training center patch for Iraqi Special Operations Forces with assistance from US Special Forces. The ISWCS consists of two training battalions known as the 4th Training Battalion-Baghdad and 5th Training Battalion-Baghdad.

    The ISWCS conducts three rotational courses. The first is the three-week Selection Course; the attrition rate for candidates in this rigorous screening course is greater than 50%. Of those who graduate, the top 10% are sent to the eight-week Operators Training Course, and from there they are assigned to the 2nd Battalion (ICTF). The next 20% are earmarked for the six-week Commando Course. The remainder is assigned to the Support Battalion and Garrison Support Unit. Recruits for the Selection Course are nominated by Shi'a, Sunni, and Kurdish tribal leaders from among candidates who have no prior military experience.





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    "My God, where do we find these men?" - President George H. W. Bush commenting on 1st SFOD-Delta after the Operation Acid Gambit rescue of Kurt Muse.

    "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here am I. Send me." - Inscription on the dog tag resting on the flag-draped homeward bound casket of an American Special Opearations warrior killed in action in Afghanistan, July 2005. - Dick Couch - Chosen Soldier

    "Choosing to die resisting rather than live submitting they fled only from dishonor and to meet danger face to face." - Lieutenant General John F. Mulholland Jr, USASOC Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Ceremony, 25 May 2012.

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    Re: Iraq Special Operation Forces ISWCS Patch

    Post by sgm on Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:04 pm

    I have had this patch for a couple of years and didn't know what it was. I was going to post it in a "can you identify me" post, but now I don't need to. Very Happy

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    Re: Iraq Special Operation Forces ISWCS Patch

    Post by kriegsmodell on Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:02 pm



    You are most welcome and glad to have you here on the forum!



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    "I looked up at the bunker in front of me and saw a khaki-uniformed NVA with a pith helmet, chest web gear, green Bata boots and an AK, Type 56, and no other identifying insignia. Then I shot him." -- Sergeant Tony "Fast Eddie" Anderson, RT Kansas, TF1AE, 1971

    "My God, where do we find these men?" - President George H. W. Bush commenting on 1st SFOD-Delta after the Operation Acid Gambit rescue of Kurt Muse.

    "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here am I. Send me." - Inscription on the dog tag resting on the flag-draped homeward bound casket of an American Special Opearations warrior killed in action in Afghanistan, July 2005. - Dick Couch - Chosen Soldier

    "Choosing to die resisting rather than live submitting they fled only from dishonor and to meet danger face to face." - Lieutenant General John F. Mulholland Jr, USASOC Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Ceremony, 25 May 2012.

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