Old 10-10-2023, 18:57   #1
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Question Thoughts on SFAS length change?

Curious to see what everyone's thoughts are regarding the 4 week SFAS they are trying for this next class.

Looks like the class now has a 7 day "non-assessed" portion where either SFAS or SOPC will teach all candidates before the standard gate week begins.

With younger generation's land nav skills going through the floor this seems like a good way to still get quality candidates without lowering standards. Albeit at the cost of another week with the tick on your back for candidates.

It is weird to me that it is a non-assessed portion though. Maybe it is because they feel that guys were too scared to ask questions and embarrass themselves during instruction at SFAS?

What do you all think?
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Old 10-10-2023, 21:10   #2
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“Assessment is continuous”…….

Whether it’s in Selection, in the Q-course, on a Team, at a school, or at a friend’s house….. you are ALWAYS being “Assessed”……
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Old 10-11-2023, 14:06   #3
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“Assessment is continuous”…….

Whether it’s in Selection, in the Q-course, on a Team, at a school, or at a friend’s house….. you are ALWAYS being “Assessed”……
I assessed a guy out of the ODA and eventually out of SF from a deployed environment.... agree.

Like the swim test...that is a learned skill....I approved when we went from 'wash out' to come back when you can swim and we'll give it a go here.
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Old 10-13-2023, 17:29   #4
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SFAS:Learning Skills.

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I assessed a guy out of the ODA and eventually out of SF from a deployed environment.... agree.

Like the swim test...that is a learned skill....I approved when we went from 'wash out' to come back when you can swim and we'll give it a go here.
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