SERE-C

You never hear the truth come from SERE-C. It is a very rewarding course and it is something that will never be forgotten. It is the most professionally run course in the Army. There are other variants in other services, like SV-83 at Fairchild AFB, Washington.

Don't be afraid to volunteer for it. They aren't out to kill you, but specifics you won't find. There is a lot of in-depth training and obviously the evasion and RTL (Resistance Training Lab). They are there to teach you vital skills, not to kill you.

If you are interested, check to see if it is available. Most of the slots go to SF, 160th, etc, but there are always cancellations. If you were on Bragg you could go stand-by. You won't regret it if you do it.
Yeah, Roger Sarge, they aren't going to kill you, but there are worse things than death. You'll always hear horror stories about SERE, but like Auto-Rotate said you'll never get specifics. However, know this, you will suffer, pain and discomfort will come, you will experience things that are less than pleasing to your 5 senses; I've never been, but I willing to bet you will get your share of the aforementioned guesses, if you will. I'm sure it's a very rewarding course and afterward you are better for the experience...hooah, my hats off to you brother, anyone who volunteers for SERE has got a steel pair. Just by virtue of knowing so little if any information about the school makes it even scarier, it's like this is what I think, I might know, and even that's pushing it. Best of luck to you if you choose to go, maybe you can hit us back with some "specifics"...
My husband said it was one of the best courses he EVER attended. I know some general things but it's nothing that will "help" you out - you must be in the "Q" course?? Anyway, good luck, it's gonna be a suckfest, but you'll be proud of yourself once it's over.
I already tried to go that route. Initially, the sf recruiter loved me; I max my pt test, have a 126 GT, passed the DLAB, and was actively trying to go sf. Unfortunately, for me, I am colorblind! Therefore, I fail the airborne physical meaning no sf. It has screwed me out of a lot of options in the military, oh well, who needs colors anyways?
I believe that 160th has 1 (one) 88M slot for, I believe, E-6. You would have to be one of the better 88M's out there to get it and you would need a SECRET clearance or higher to get into the unit. So....it is right up there with finding the loch ness monster in your situation.
I've never been. But I have plans going. Going the SF route is not the only way to get a slot in the school. Like they said you can do stand by if your at Bragg, or see if your unit can send you. But also, you can become a Warrant Officer and go the flight route and they get sent to SERE-C. Its mandatory for them to go and pass it. I don't know if they have their own school at Ft. Rucker or if its even the same one that SF does, but from the little facts I can find its just as hard core.
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Originally posted by Infantry4life:
I've never been. But I have plans going. Going the SF route is not the only way to get a slot in the school. Like they said you can do stand by if your at Bragg, or see if your unit can send you. But also, you can become a Warrant Officer and go the flight route and they get sent to SERE-C. Its mandatory for them to go and pass it. I don't know if they have their own school at Ft. Rucker or if its even the same one that SF does, but from the little facts I can find its just as hard core.


There is one at rucker, No one can say for sure it's the exact same or not unless you do the both courses. Alot of soldiers say the one at bragg is harder but they haven't done any of them.
What can you say about SERE? Nothing! Anything you hear about it is stretched. Even if it is not you will probably think it is. Having attended.....it is BY FAR the best damn school I have ever had the privledge to attend, military or civilian. There is nothing like it. The amount of stuff you learn there and the ability to retain years afterward. The designer knew what he was doing when this course was made!!! If anyone EVER has a chance to attend, jump all over it!! You will NEVER regret it, nor will you ever want to return! Goodluck to all that aspire to attend.
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Originally posted by willhorizontal:
Two questions foreversoldier. Who was the designer of the course? and why was he disappointed with the changes made to the course?


A Rowe "Nick" I think his name is. A Viet Nam POW, for 5 years and West Point Grad. Got out of the Army in 74' I think, and returned to Active Duty in the 80's, and started SERE. Nit sure of the changes. Im supposed to go, no date yet, not even sure if its the Ft.Rucker or The Ft. Bragg course. I in an Aviation Guard unit.

Mark
It is an excellent school that will teach you more about you than you ever knew. If you want to try to get a slot call the SERE school at Fort Rucker, AL. They may be able to slip you in if your unit is willing to pay the TDY. There are always possibilities of getting a few slots here and there and MOS shouldn't matter if there's an open slot and you can get there in time. The number I have is 334-255-9875. They should be able to help anyone with further questions.
The easiest way to go about this, follow the packing list, to the letter. Nothing more, nothing less. You will dump all of your stuff day 1 and do a layout. You don't want to find out day 1 that your pack is a no-go and then be assed out for the rest of the course, or worse, dropped. Just take what the packing list says.

When you're moving to the field for your initial survival portion you will have your rucksack with you, you'll want it to be able to carry all of your crap.

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