U.S. Soldier conquers French Desert Commando Course
For nearly fifty years, French soldiers stationed in Djibouti have made their way to Arta Mountains for the French Desert Command course, a grueling five-day course designed to test soldiers’ physical, emotional and mental limits. This year 40 U.S. service members signed up for the challenge, among them was U.S. Army SGT Liliana Munday.
U.S. service members complete French Desert Commando Course, earn foreign military badge
French Armed Forces stationed in Djibouti (FFDJ) alongside U.S. service members with Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) completed the four phases of the French Desert Commando Course (FDCC) in a variety of locations across Djibouti from April 5 - May 11, 2022.
Female Soldiers conquer French Desert Commando Course
Throughout the year, the French Forces in Djibouti offer an opportunity for U.S. and Djiboutian service members to train with their counterparts at the French Desert Commando Course (FDCC). Americans work alongside the French and Djiboutians to conquer events such obstacle courses, ruck marches through the mountains and combatives training.