First Female Soldier to Pass the US Army’s Special Forces Assessment & Selection (SFAS) Course

In November 2018, a female soldier successfully completed the US Army’s initial Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) course (Myers, 2018). Several women have attempted the 24-day programme, which is part of the Special Forces selection and training pipeline, since then, but none have made it to the next round. The female soldier will eventually… Read More

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First Female Soldier to Successfully Complete the US Army’s Special Forces Assessment & Selection (SFAS) Course

A female soldier has made history by successfully completing the United States (US) Army’s Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) course (Folley, 2018). Although several women have attempted to complete the US Army’s Special Forces (aka Green Beret’s) selection process since January 2016, this female soldier is the first to graduate from SFAS. The female… Read More

Want to ‘have a go’ at the S.F. Experience?

The Special Forces Experience (S.F. Experience) can be described as one of the toughest, military-inspired, civilian courses in the world. In 2013 a small cadre of ex-SF soldiers organised a physical endurance event in the Brecon Beacons in remembrance of three soldiers who had recently died while taking part in an UK Special Forces Selection course.… Read More

New TV Documentary ‘The Selection: Special Operations Experiment’

Taking part in military-style fitness and TV programmes is all the rage at the moment. Just started showing here in Australia on Tuesday nights is a new TV programme ‘The Selection’ – or The Selection: Special Operations Experiment to give the full title – which is a reality documentary taking 30 men and women with no military… Read More

Decision-Making and Going Uphill…

“There is a saying inside the organization that you shouldn’t make a decision while you are going uphill,” said the Lead Instructor. “The decision to see things through and to persevere should be made before you start the task.” (Lee, 2015). Lee, D. (2015) MARSOC Begins Screening And Assessment. Available from World Wide Web: https://www.marines.com/news/-/news-story/detail/NEWS_13MAR2015_MARSOC-BEGINS-SCREENING-ASSESSMENT_MARINESMIL. [Accessed: 31… Read More

SAS: Who Dares Wins, Episode 2 Tonight

Don’t forget that episode 2 (day 3/4) of SAS: Who Dares Wins (which mimics the UK Special Forces Selection process) is on Channel 4 @ 21:00 (9pm). Only 20 of the original 30 contestants are still in, and I’m looking forward to Sam the Trainee Stuntman (who is ‘fitter’ than everyone else and going to… Read More

New Special Forces-based TV Series Starting 2Nite

For those of you who found the Channel 4 TV show ‘Special Forces – Ultimate Hell Week’ to be over to quickly, then it’s your lucky day! Starting tonight on the BBC is the 5-part series ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins.’ It aims to recreate the SAS Selection process (which is really a joint SAS/SBS process).… Read More