2nd Commando Regiment


The 2nd Commando Regiment (2 Cdo Regt) is an Australian Army Special Forces unit, it is one of three combat-capable units within the Australian Special Operations Command. The regiment was established on 19 June 2009 when it was renamed from the 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (Commando) (4 RAR (Cdo)). The unit is highly regarded by coalition special operation forces abroad.


War Fighting is the predominant role of the Commando Regiment and it was raised to assume the offensive special operations tasks that were previously conducted by SASR, this focuses on many aspects of unconventional warfare. The unit may be tasked with, but is not limited to, Advanced Force Operations, Direct Action and Recovery, Strike, CSAR, Foreign Internal Defence and Protective Security Details.


The 2nd Commando Regiment is the premier Counter Terriorism and Recovery force relied upon by Government in the event of a hostage situation. All members are qualified to be employed as a counter terrorism operator/assaulter within the Tactical Assault Group (EAST). TAG (EAST) primary task is with the recovery and rescue of hostages from enemy contested situations. The Coy on CT Duties is tasked in domestic and international direct action and hostage rescue missions by Sea, Air and Land. The TAG (East) role is filled by a Commando Company at all times and augmented by RAN Clearance Divers.

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