Forces Focus – Le Groupement Commando Montagne

We’ve mentioned the French 27e Bataillon de Chasseurs Alpins but this video showcases the capabilities of the entire Groupement Commando Montagne or Mountain Commando Group.

Merci Pierre


12 Responses to “Forces Focus – Le Groupement Commando Montagne”

  1. Kaos-1 says:

    To bad I don’t speak French . The only thing I understood was “Afghanistan”. Lmfao

  2. I served in Afghanistan alongside the 27th Troupe de Montagne, and had the honor of going on a few missions with the GCM platoon at Firebase Morales Frasier. I saw them in action during the Alasai Valley operation in March 2009, and would go into combat with them again anytime.

    I know several of the soldiers in the video. The soldier shown near the end, when the word “rusticite” is shown, has visited me in Texas and hopes to live in America someday (he was sold on the US when he found out you can buy fast food at 3 am).

    I wrote about the Mountain Troops in my blog post, “Working with the French Army” ( and talked about them in my Afghanistan novel Proof of Our Resolve (

    French troops were some of the bravest men I’ve ever known. They do not get the respect they’ve earned. Thanks for giving them some well-deserved recognition.

    • Barth says:

      Thank you very much my friend, it was an honor and a great pleasure to work with you and your team, and it was good to visit your beautiful state.
      God bless America and Vive la France! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. 10thMountainMan says:

    Groovy. Nice training. They still have funny hats though.

  4. Bman says:

    Legit looking dudes. Im surprised to see so many special ops units in smaller militaries. Im assuming they use the same specialized schools as the units in France.

  5. Aaron says:

    Attended the Aguerrissement phase on exchange with St Cyr in 2009 before they closed the school in Briancon. At that time they were able to train two battalions at a time that were preparing for Afghanistan if they needed to. Now they can train about 100 men at a time.

  6. Deepy says:

    Anyone knows the name of that leafy suit and where can I buy it?

  7. Bradkaf308 says:

    Those Puma’s are a nice ride.

  8. Pierre says:

    You are very Welcome Eric

    Hello Chris ๐Ÿ™‚