HIGHLY TRAINED COMMANDOS
Special Reconnaissance operators are among the most highly trained personnel in the U.S. military. They receive training in surveillance and reconnaissance, multi-domain electronic warfare (EW), long-range precision engagement and target interdiction, small unmanned aircraft systems, preparation of the environment, and advanced Special Tactics skills.
SPECIAL WARFARE PREPARATORY COURSE (SW PREP)
Candidates undergo intense strength training by running, rucking, and swimming extensively. They'll also learn about the rich history of Special Warfare, Esprit De Corps and ultimately take the Physical Ability and Stamina Test (PAST) to see if they'll move on to tech training.
SPECIAL WARFARE ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION COURSE
This course assesses candidates based on several factors, and selects them if found suitable for SR. Only the most dedicated, team-oriented candidates will be selected.
SPECIAL WARFARE PRE-DIVE COURSE
This course prepares candidates physically and mentally for the rigors of the Special Warfare Combat Dive Course. It consists of intense calisthenics, middle and long-distance running, swimming, and water confidence training.
SPECIAL WARFARE COMBAT DIVE COURSE
This course graduate's expert divers. SR Airmen undergo extensive combat dive training, including training on a number of diving systems.
This course teaches basic parachuting skills required to infiltrate an objective area by static line airdrop.
MILITARY FREE-FALL COURSE
This course graduates advanced military skydivers.
This course teaches basic survival techniques for remote areas. Instruction includes principles, procedures, equipment, and techniques, which enable individuals to survive, regardless of climatic conditions or environment, and return home.
SPECIAL RECONNAISSANCE COURSE
The primary responsibility of a SR is clandestine infiltration and environmental reconnaissance. In addition to continuing the rigorous fitness training, they also learn how to collect any and all data that could affect the battlespace.
SPECIAL RECONNAISSANCE APPRENTICE COURSE
SR's provide more than environmental reconnaissance, they're battlefield Airmen usually operating in the middle of a war zone. This is where they learn to apply their training under pressure while obtaining fundamental combat skills utilizing a range of weapons and strategies.
SPECIAL TACTICS TRAINING
The longest segment of the pipeline is also the most comprehensive with advanced weapons and demolition training, all-terrain vehicle operation and core skills instruction, all culminating in a five-level upgrade on completion.
Multiple additional courses exist which continue the advanced development of SR Airmen. This includes, but is not limited to; Special Operations Sniper training, Airborne jump-master training, Dive supervisor training, Advanced Free-Fall training, Advanced Multi-Domain EW training, Advanced Surveillance training, Advanced Preparation of the Environment training, Advanced Personnel Recovery training, and Joint/Combined Special Operations training.
Air National Guard common assignments include Louisville, KY, and Portland, OR