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Camp Julien

Last modified: 09 Feb 2012, submitted by: Joker

Country: Afghanistan    Region: Kabul

Latitude: 34° 27' 37" N     Longitude: 69° 6' 59" E

Area use / Military Branches: Afghan National Army


Camp named after Corporal George Patrick Julien, a Canadian who was awarded the Military Medal as a Private, for his actions at Hill 187 in Korea in May 1953. Cpl Julien was a member of 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, which was the first unit to occupy Camp Julien. Camp Julien was ready for full scale occupancy in the late summer of 2003 with the arrival of Roto 0.

At its height the camp housed 2000+ Canadian military and over 400 civilians appx half of whom were Nepalese. The Nepalese workers were responsible for manual labour, cooking and cleaning. The Canadian workers supervised, and completed tasks in office, warehouse, laundry, maintenance, utilities, cleaning service and food preparation settings. Other workers hailed from South Africa, US, UK and India. A limited number of local Afghan citizens were employed in the laundry. This was the Canadian military's first large scale camp which was largely run by a third party independent contractor, in this case SNC Lavalin PAE.

The camp closed in late 2005 and was handed over to the Afghanistan National Army.

In 2007 Camp Julien was reopened and designated as the new COIN (Counterinsurgency) Academy. It is a multinational organization that runs a week-long course designed to teach military leaders the basics of counterinsurgency ops.

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