Phase 1 Special Forces Prep: Structural Balance, Strength, Aerobic Base
Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is one of the most secretive organizations in the world. Its members are highly trained and extremely well equipped to perform their mission. SOCOM’s primary goal is to conduct covert operations against hostile nations or groups that pose a threat to U.S.
national security interests worldwide.
The United States military is the only organization that can effectively conduct such missions because it possesses all necessary equipment and personnel to accomplish these tasks. However, there are many other countries with which the United States must cooperate when conducting covert operations. These include friendly governments, terrorist organizations, criminal gangs or even foreign militaries. There are several factors that determine whether a country will cooperate with the United States or not.
One factor is its own internal political situation, another factor is the level of hostility between the two countries, and yet another factor is the willingness of a nation to provide intelligence and logistical support for covert operations.
In order to ensure that our clandestine activities do not become known to potential enemies, we have developed a number of techniques designed to make them difficult to detect by enemy forces. Such techniques include the use of special operations forces, which are small teams of elite commandos trained in a variety of specialized skills necessary to infiltrate and execute these sensitive missions. Due to our reliance on this force, we have developed a specialized training program to ensure that our men are ready for such operations.
During initial training, members undergo an assessment which determines their strengths and weaknesses. This test helps determine what type of unit the member should be assigned.
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