Selection Gear for anyone that truly wants to get selected
- Learn the sewing basics – What good is a sewing kit if you can’t sew? If you can, take extra Engineer Tape. You can find some in the Craft Section at Walmart or Hobby Lobby.
- Canteen Straws – You will carry 2 Qt canteens on the top of your ruck. Unless you plan on stopping to take a drink you are going to need canteen straws! Very Important for any Selection.
- Bite Valves. – These are important unless you intend on dumping your water as soon as you start. Most canteen straws come with the worst “bite valve” that will leak all over the bay and you’ll be “that guy.”
- Reusable Ice Bag – You will have the opportunity to ice your feet and injuries sometimes. Bags may not always be available. Problem Solved.
- Darn Tough Socks – (Worth it!). Your feet will get wet, no matter the season. These have a lifetime warranty and handle moisture like no other socks can. Your feet are the most vulnerable at Selection. You will not have time to change out socks, put your money where it matters. (These can also be found at the PX)
- Superfeet insoles – for your boots. Your feet will thank you. FAQ
- Solomon Lace Kit – for Running Shoes. The only lace kit worth using.
- Multi-Tool is what you need to bring,not a knife. The pliers are important for undoing knots during Team Week.
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- Blue Light Headlamps – buy a headlamp with a red and BLUE light. The blue light will make reading your map so much easier especially if you highlight draws and other terrain features on your map.
- Large “Dead Hooker” Duffel Bag – This is just easier than stuffing a regular duffel bag when you don’t have much time after layouts. This will come in handy many times during your Qualification Course.
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Changes to Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC). What does this mean for you?
When changes were announced, SOFREP wrote a detailed article outlining the changes to SFQC; Article Found Meow.
What do the recent SFQC changes mean for me as Special Forces, Civil Affairs, or Psychological Operations candidate? These changes mean that all three Qualification Courses will be changes to optimize and combine training within the three SOF Tribes. Below is the new layout for SFQC, original PDF found here
Tell us what you think about these changes on our discussion page.
Changes to SFQC
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Before Selection you are going to want to get Educated on the TABE, DLAB, Knots for Team Week, and Map Reading, especially hand railing. You will also want to learn more about the Tribe you are becoming a part of so that you are not caught off guard when you hear it for the first time at SFPC/POPC.
After Selection you will shift your focus to your MOS then language for SF, and learning your Language then MOS for CA and PSYOP(for now). These resources will help you throughout your time in the military, especially through the Qualification Course
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