|Special Operations Advanced Skills
JFK Special Warfare Center
& School -
Advanced Skills Department (JFK SWC)
The Special Operations Advanced
Skills Department offers training in additional skills necessary
in special operations, including military freefall parachuting,
underwater operations, target Interdiction strategic
reconnaissance, and operations and intelligence.
Military Freefall Course
The Military Freefall Course
offers training in military freefall techniques in a course in
which students learn to maneuver their parachutes with pinpoint
accuracy, making as many as 35 individually-graded jumps. A
number of these jumps are made from altitudes high enough to
require oxygen equipment.
Underwater Operations Course
The Underwater Operations Branch.
located in Key West, Fla, offers three courses necessary for
Special Forces diving operations. The Combat Diver's Course
teaches students the use of open-and closed-circuit SCUBA
equipment, underwater search techniques and long-range
underwater compass swims, as well as medical and physical
aspects of underwater diving.
The Combat Diver's Supervisor
Course gives divers training beyond that of the combat diver,
including work in para-scuba and submarine operations. Course
graduates are qualified to supervise any type of military dive.
The Diving Medical Technician Course encompasses diagnosis and
treatment of diving injuries, including operation of the
Target Interdiction Course
The Target Interdiction Course
gives selected soldiers training in skills they may need to
deliver precise rifle fire from concealed positions in support
of special operations missions. Training includes marksmanship,
observation techniques, concealment and camouflage.
The Strategic Reconnaissance
Course trains students in advanced technical procedures
necessary for special operations reconnaissance missions. The
course covers such matters as communications, concealment,
intelligence collection, medical emergency and sustainment
procedures, and day and night recon operations. The course ends
with a field training exercise.
Operations and Intelligence
The Special Forces Operations and
Intelligence Course qualifies the graduate for assignment as a
Special Forces detachment's intelligence NCO. The course is also
a prerequisite for promotions to senior NCO rank held by
detachment sergeants and Special Forces group staff NCOs. The
intelligence students learn to employ specialized intelligence
techniques required by the Special Forces' role and mission.
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