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Old 05-25-2013, 20:39   #1
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Anyone who has graduated SERE Level C has my respect. I worked there for 18 years, and would like to hear your comments.

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Old 05-27-2013, 09:28   #2
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Anyone who has graduated SERE Level C has my respect. I worked there for 18 years, and would like to hear your comments.

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I moved this out of the introductions thread to "Base Camp".

Welcome aboard SGM!!! Last time I saw you I was criminal # 28.....
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:00   #3
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Graduated? While there was still a pass/fail aspect, I always considered it to be more of a training experience...

Good experience upon reflection. Thanks for the good training SGM.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:28   #4
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Welcome......

Sucked while there but learned a lot.......
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:26   #5
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Criminal #1 here. The class that got snow in Jan 2000. I still consider that as one of the best and most realistic training I have attended.
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Old 05-27-2013, 14:45   #6
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I don't remember any Bearded One, I wasn't there, and if I was, I was asleep! I learned a lot SGM, thanks.
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Old 05-27-2013, 20:12   #7
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I went to the hard SERE C course at Fairchild AFB...
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:35   #8
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Thanks for the training! It was tough realistic training and I learned as much about myself as I did anything else. Went through in April-May '91 and my class was small due to Desert Storm/Shield. Criminal 15 signing off.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:39   #9
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How do you all remember what criminal # you were? Some bearded guy slapped that shit out of me.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:41   #10
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That name brings terror to so many... And we very much appreciate the training you bestowed (or slapped) us with. SERE ranks as one of the most valuable schools in my mind.

Thank you... Prisoner #47
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:21   #11
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I really liked the class on fire and water as taught by Kepke and I think I still have the fish net that I made out at Little Muddy.

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Old 05-28-2013, 13:18   #12
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The Bearded One...The Bearded One... doesn't ring any bells.

The reason was that you actually taught classes during my class (Jan 95)! I got to experience "Santa Claus", another bearded one, but not "The Bearded One", Sometimes I think that I lucked out as your reputation preceded you SGM, but we must have been on Santa Claus' "Naughty List" because several days into the RTL I thought it was real!

BTW, when he was teaching classes, he was really, really nice!

Best training I think the Army has to offer!
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:31   #13
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The RTL is "high theatre." I remember the camp rules speech being a masterpiece quality performance. I sat there thinking, "this is awesome. These guys set the stage perfect. It is like being inside a piece of performance art." I have to think on my "War Criminal" number though.

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Old 06-22-2013, 02:37   #14
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Best school ever


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EDIT: The class I was in had a female senior officer, senior enlisted and war baby. Has that ever happened again?

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Old 06-22-2013, 04:43   #15
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I went to the hard SERE C course at Fairchild AFB...
I agree w/miclo and I did the SV's also. Best training the Army and AF have to offer.

I liked how you singled out the poor LT's in our class TBO!! One actually cried in huge sobs, and that was in the classroom. Fairly entertaining. He didn't make the cut.
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