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    gdclark
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    Afghan Patch ID help

    Post by gdclark on Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:24 pm

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    Can anyone ID the patches on the 2nd row down: I haven't seen this AIDO one before. I assume the IO is information operations? The 2nd and 3rd are Ground branch variations I believe. Can anyone ID the 4th patch with the DSE?
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    Re: Afghan Patch ID help

    Post by DeOpressoLiber on Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:04 pm

    I believe AIDO is that Afghan counterpart of the US Psyops.I believe it stands for Afghan Army Information Dissemination Operations or something like that. Great patch. I sent you the ID for the 2nd and 3rd patch on the second row by mail. You'll be surprised.

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    Re: Afghan Patch ID help

    Post by msmith275 on Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:11 pm

    Hi David,

    There are several "DSE" entities in Afghanistan. Given the patch design here, I would bet money it would be for the Defense Support Element for the DIA Operational Directorate. They provided support to several CT Task Forces.

    That's a guess, but given the symbology I'm betting it's not an embedded Digital Systems Engineer!

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    Re: Afghan Patch ID help

    Post by kriegsmodell on Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:04 am

    gdclark wrote: Can anyone ID the 4th patch with the DSE?

    The Skull with symbol on the DSE patch looks very much like a similarly designed grey on black French Naval Commando patch.


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    Re: Afghan Patch ID help

    Post by Ewart on Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:06 am

    I can't help.

    But they are some seriously cool counter narcotics patches.

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    Afghan IO Patch

    Post by drewchaneyaustralia on Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:52 pm

    gdclark - an amazing Afghan IO patch - you got a spare? Very interested. Its the Afghan AIDO Center of Excellence.

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