The Armed Forces Mountain Service Competence Center (Komp Zen Geb D A), located in Andermatt, is responsible for the training and further development of the military mountain and avalanche service throughout the Armed Forces. In addition, Komp Zen Geb D A ensures permanent readiness with mountain specialists for search and rescue operations in chambered, mountainous terrain.
The core tasks of the Komp Zen Geb D A include the following areas:
- Basic training of all mountain specialists and conduct of mountain specialist recruit and NCO school, including through-service school;
- Further training and leadership of the Mountain Specialist Division 1 in the advanced training service "WK" of the troop;
- Ensuring the permanent readiness of mountain specialist formations for search and rescue tasks or for training support in mountain and avalanche service for the benefit of the entire armed forces;
- Conducting national and international training courses in the field of military mountain and avalanche service;
- Support and advice to military and civilian national and international organizations in the field of mountain and avalanche services.
For this purpose, the Komp Zen Geb D A has the following means and formations:
- School 15 (Geb Spez S 15);
- Mountain Specialist Division 1 (Geb Spez Abt 1);
- Mountain Specialists Ready Detachment 104/204 (Geb Spez Ber Det 104/204), Durchdiener (DD);
- Professional component of the Komp Zen Geb D A (Professional Military / Professional Instructor Mountain Guide).