Thanks. Was good to talk with you today. This is a WIN-WIN-WIN project. When we were re-engineering the Special Operations Prep Course (SOPC) to meet the demands of the 18X program, the Commanding General asked us "How can we better prepare our candidates for SF Assessment & Selection (SFAS) BEFORE they report to Fort Bragg?" The Special Operations Recruiters were giving the future candidates a small booklet with tips, but it didn't have any meat to it. After just a couple classes, we realized that we were teaching the same things over and over. When we realized if we had a book they could read..they'd know what to expect and be ready to train. The idea was to capture the FAQs and publish them in one spot. When we realized the book would make money, there was only one right answer and that was to give the royalties to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (www.specialops.org
) which provides college scholarships and education counselling for the children of Special Operations Personnel who are killed in training or operational missions.
THIS IS A WIN FOR SF CANDIDATES:
Our goal is to ensure future SF Candidates know what to expect and how to best maximize their chances of sussess at SFAS. In order to do this, GET SELECTED FOR SPECIAL FORCES
is written in a converstional tone based on the basic question "If your son was getting ready for SFAS, what would you tell him?" Trying to write this in an official publication would have resulted in a dry manual that couldn't endorse products we liked (e.g. SOF Soles, leatherman tools, etc) or unconventional training techniques (e.g. threading the blister, etc).
THIS IS A WIN FOR USASFC(A):
Our goal is to increase the success of the candiates for Special Forces. We are a nation at war and we need Special Forces Warriors. Out of the 3,000 copies curently in print, if GET SELECTED FOR SPECIAL FORCES
can help just 12 more men graduate the SFQC, we've helped put another ODA on the battlefield.
THIS IS A WIN FOR THE WARRIOR FOUNDATION:
Our goal is to raise over $20,000 for the Warrior Foundation in order to fund a scholarship. As a way to GUARANTEE we'll raise at least that much, we've shipped over 1,000 copies directly to the Warrior Foundation's Headquarters in Tampa. The only thing left to do is get the word out there to let people know the resource is available.
For more info, check out www.warrior-mentor.com
Donate now http://www.specialops.org/
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