Originally Posted by MoeRL
Special Forces? Sounds exciting
That reminds me of the three COMMANDOS games. The green beret rocked in that game
What I don't get.. is what you guys actually do all this time when you work? Is there really such high demand for special forces missions? Obviously I would be unaware of that since I am no more than a regular member of society and not in any way affiliated with the government or the army or anything, but I'm still wondering. Maybe there is lots of demand for special forces missions.. but would those be domestic, local missions.. or international, top secret missions?
Anyway, explain the "drawmonster" thing
. A grunt thing?
Oh, lastly, let's all pray that the UPS bastards try their best to keep their promise of a 2Day Air delivery on my NP3790
Special Forces is the highest demand unit in the army. There are only about 1000 in the Army. We're force multipliers. A 12 man team can go in and train a battalion in indegenous soldiers to fight for the U.S. Special Forces are the first people in, yes before Rangers. That's a myth. The demand for SF is so high, they are doing everything they can to get people to join. You can even get a SF contract when you join the Army. You never go to a regular unit, you just start you Special Forces training after Basic Training and Airborne School.
Part of the training we do is in land navigation. Using a map, protractor, and compass to navigate cross country. SFAS, or Selection, is the course you have to make it throught to even start you SF training. In it, you go out at 1:00 AM by yourself, about 50 miles from anyone else, and have to navigate to 4 points that are lit by green chemlights. I don't know if anyone of you have ever waked through the deep forest in almost complete darkness, but it's not fun. A "Draw" is a land feature. It's a low spot between 2-3 high spots. They usually contain water, and always are the thickest, nastiest, most terrible place to be in the dark. They're almost as terrible during the day, also. Some are completely inpenatrable. But sometimes it's the only way to get where your going. So we call them "Drawmonsters". Once you get inside, your grabbed, scratched, pulled, and beaten from every direction. Like some sort of forrest monster is attacking you. It's really hard to explain, but just go into the deepest jungle you can find at night, and walk though the thickest vegetation.
Oh yeah, and don't forget we do it with a 100 pound rucksack on our backs, no sleep, and no food. And we travel up to 50 miles a day through that crap. And you do this all with a map and compass. Get lost, you fail. No Special Forces for you!!