Originally Posted by sjtrack31
I know this is an old thread, but I was having a debate with my Dad. For some reason I am under the assumption that SFQC was a lot shorter in 1989 when he was going through. Can anyone on here who went through back in the 80's tell me how long the course was back then?
The SFQC itself is the same length, more or less.
IIRC, for 18As, Bs, and Cs, it was around six months long. Ds and Es were longer.
The 18Es no longer get the IMC training, and the Ds are still in the long course.
The language training and SERE was added to the pipeline rather than expecting the guys to learn it after arriving on a Team. Depending on the language, the total pipeline (after arriving for the SFQC) is currently somewhere between eight and sixteen months, depending on the MOS.
IIRC, the current pipeline length is on one of the SWCS or Recruiting websites linked in the stickies.
Hope that helps.
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