In Australia’s longest war Afghanistan which began in 2001 and to some extent still continues today, many things were accomplished. Australian soldiers helped build and provide schools, hospitals, running water, police stations and much more. A large role for the Australian Commandos was to disrupt the enemy movements in and around these areas to allow other specialists to build and provide these services.
This meant a large portion of Commando missions were to simply put themselves in harm way to distract the enemy from the real objective. This mean that many soldiers who gave their lives overseas in Afghanistan came from the Commando Regiments, this has had a rippling effect not only on the soldiers who served with them but also their families.