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For example the SAS(Special Air Service) occasionally hold open days were the public can face the first stage of what an actual soldier would face when they want to move from their current position in the army to special forces.

I'm unsure if the American special forces groups hold the same kind of thing.

Secondly, I know there's a few servicemen on here from all over, if you are one of those servicemen, did you ever try out for special forces in your country?
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I'm from the US and I've never heard of a program like that. It sounds pretty damn interesting and would be a real eye opener. I feel like, being in California, I would've heard about one at some point so idk if they do them in the states.
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Where I'm from they hold some open days for the music service within the army etc... but no I've heard of any of those kinda days, they would be interesting to get an insight into what you're going to be getting yourself into
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This is what is the first stage is:

"Selection Phase 1 - Endurance
The first phase of selection is known as the endurance, fitness and navigation, or 'the hills' stage. This is the endurance portion of selection and not only tests a candidate's physical fitness, but also their mental stamina. To pass this phase, a high level of determination and self-reliance is vital.

The hills stage lasts 3 weeks and takes place in the Brecon Beacons and Black Hills of South Wales. Candidates have to carry an ever-increasingly-heavy bergen over a series of long timed hikes, navigating between checkpoints. No encouragement or criticism is provided by the supervising staff at the checkpoints. SAS Directing Staff (DS) are fully-badged members of the regiment and leave each candidate to their own devices. This can be a marked contrast from the selectee's experience in their parent units. They would be used to their instructors shouting constant instructions at them, along with encouragement and abuse. The demands of life in a special forces unit require each member to be self-motivated.

The endurance phase culminates with 'the long drag', a 40 mile trek carrying a 55lb bergen, that must be completed in under 24 hours."

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or if you want go ahead and join the SAS, go ahead and follow this simple wikihow hahahaha
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Snails wroteThis is what is the first stage is:

"Selection Phase 1 - Endurance
The first phase of selection is known as the endurance, fitness and navigation, or 'the hills' stage. This is the endurance portion of selection and not only tests a candidate's physical fitness, but also their mental stamina. To pass this phase, a high level of determination and self-reliance is vital.

The hills stage lasts 3 weeks and takes place in the Brecon Beacons and Black Hills of South Wales. Candidates have to carry an ever-increasingly-heavy bergen over a series of long timed hikes, navigating between checkpoints. No encouragement or criticism is provided by the supervising staff at the checkpoints. SAS Directing Staff (DS) are fully-badged members of the regiment and leave each candidate to their own devices. This can be a marked contrast from the selectee's experience in their parent units. They would be used to their instructors shouting constant instructions at them, along with encouragement and abuse. The demands of life in a special forces unit require each member to be self-motivated.

The endurance phase culminates with 'the long drag', a 40 mile trek carrying a 55lb bergen, that must be completed in under 24 hours."

Source: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ]

or if you want go ahead and join the SAS, go ahead and follow this simple wikihow hahahaha
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That sounds absolutely crazy man, defo not for me lol
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I haven't heard of anything like that in the US, either.

As an infantryman, I tried out for my batalltion's reconnaissance platoon, and was accepted. Not nearly special forces, but recon is definitely a tier higher than being on the line.
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Sounds badass, I'd fail for sure hah.
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