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These units are so classified that I really do not know anything about them. Has anyone here made the cut. I am not talking about 160th SOAR for clarification.
 
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This appears to be something that the military can ACTUALLY keep a secret on by the looks of things.
 
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This is the email I received to give you the gist
SGT XXXXXXX XXXX XXXXX



As you know from previous USASED emails you have been identified by the Department of the Army as meeting our initial screening qualifications. Besides filling an operational position (not support) in Special Mission Units (SMU) here are some unique opportunities our mechanic can expect.



After successfully completing of the Assessment and Selection Course (A&S) you will have training opportunities that do not exist elsewhere in your career field. You will PCS to the Military District of Washington to attend the Operations Training Course (OTC). Some of the disciplines focused on in the training course are: infiltration techniques, advanced air operations, professional driving (military/civilian), personal defensive measures, advanced medical, and state-of-the-art computers, communications and digital /video photography.



As part of your training you will also attend civilian aircraft schools to get you FAA certified on fixed wing aircraft. These are not Army or DOD schools. We will then send you to earn your Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) license if you do not already possess it. The purpose of getting you FAA certified is so you will be able to work on any system that the aircraft may have (airframe, powerplant, avionics, hydraulics etc.) You can also expect to attend Airborne School (mandatory) and Military Free Fall (if interested). Other things to keep in mind are 120 deployments only, monthly incentive pays ranging from $1,350 - $2,000, and this will be your last PCS move unless you decide otherwise.



There are limited slots available for the fall 2009 course but we are also processing for the March 2010 course as well. Contact me now if you are interested in either course. The earlier we know you are interested, the earlier we can start working with you, your chain of command, and HRC to establish a timeline that works for everyone.



_____________________________

Danny Soto, SSG



USASED Recruiting Team
 
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I have gotten a few of these E-Mails, and all of them have mentioned physical performance standards that are waaaayyy up there. The letter posted above is missing that part. Maybe Aviation guys aren't required to maintain that level of fitness anymore? Or was the letter edited/abridged?

Matt


CH-47D/F Mechanic
Technical Inspector

AR 670-1/Regulation Mafia
 
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Sounds like SFOD-D.
 
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USASED (US Army Skills Evaluation Detatchment) is not SFOD-D. SFOD-D will identify themselves as such in their recruitment emails. USASED assignments are in the Military District of Washington. SFOD-D is at Bragg. A couple of guys in my detachment went to USASED selection and got picked up, so its not impossible. If it interests you, give it a shot.

USASED Recruiting: https://www.us.army.mil/suite/portal/index.jsp
 
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First if you do not know what you are talking about, be quiet. Second there is a reason they are called SMUs; because we do not accept people like you. I recommend you discuss your inability to keep your collective mouths shut with your S-2 or unit security officer.
 
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Originally posted by Sam66:
First if you do not know what you are talking about, be quiet. Second there is a reason they are called SMUs; because we do not accept people like you. I recommend you discuss your inability to keep your collective mouths shut with your S-2 or unit security officer.


hahahaha Welcome to the forum-

1- those posts were 3 years ago.!

AND, 2- being rude will get you nowhere around here.


Be Proud of what you do- and do it Well! ~me
 
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Attention to detail must not be a prereq for Sam's "SMU".
 
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Welcome to the internet.
 
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dafuq is going on here?
 
Posts: 200 | Location: Presidio of Monterey, California | Registered: 23 August 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post

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Originally posted by AMonLNSDQ:
Unlike some people, I can keep my mouth shut and know when not to ask questions. My husband has been selected for assessment to what he called "SMU".



Apparently not...
 
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