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August 29th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AgostoB
I am reading several pages on different sites as well as this site, and I'm searching for specific requirements, and other things that will come into my being a Green Beret.
Welcome to the forum. Why do you want to be a hat?
August 29th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
Welcome
August 30th, 2004  
AgostoB
 
I have always been really into bettering myself in all aspects, physically, mentally, and spiritually. I believe that on the road to being a Green Beret, I will reach the highest "form" (if you will) of my being. I also want to be the first wave into the battle field, and I want to be an Elite Sniper. I want to be the best.
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August 30th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
AgostoB,
It's good you set goals, work hard and maybe some day the things you want will become a reality. I think what RnderSafe is trying to say Is that the term "Green Beret". Is not the proper use for the unit your refering to, which are just United States Special Forces. Frankly, I do not think it's that important, just as In the Civil War youd find people calling the US Midwestern Iron Brigade the 'Black Hats', but Green berets is not the "official" term, just so you know.
August 30th, 2004  
AgostoB
 
That's what he meant by "hat" I figured it was something along those lines. Thank you very much GuyontheRight. So from now I'll refer to the Green Berets as Special Forces.
August 30th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
Whatever floats your boat. You'll find alot of the guys (and girls) here are In the same boat as you (Including myself). We have alot of cadets, and just generally teen's interested In the military, asking questions, should I enlist, should I go rotc, those kind of things. Hope you feel at home
August 30th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AgostoB
I have always been really into bettering myself in all aspects, physically, mentally, and spiritually. I believe that on the road to being a Green Beret, I will reach the highest "form" (if you will) of my being. I also want to be the first wave into the battle field, and I want to be an Elite Sniper. I want to be the best.
Your first target should be in realising the difference between fantasy and realisim.

Keep your goals, but do not lose sight of your 25m target by looking at the 100m target - if you do, you will fail every time. Less talking, more doing is a mantra you need to begin living as soon as possible if you plan on taking the road you speak of. It is never too early to start.

If you have questions concerning SF, feel free to ask - remember to research all you can first.

Good luck with your future.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Guyontheright
Frankly, I do not think it's that important, just as In the Civil War youd find people calling the US Midwestern Iron Brigade the 'Black Hats', but Green berets is not the "official" term, just so you know.
Those that earned it and wore it do feel that it is important and those that wish to some day follow in the same steps, better learn the proper respect and terms - or they will have an even harder road ahead of them. Anything else?
August 30th, 2004  
Jason Bourne
 
Welcome to the forum
August 31st, 2004  
AgostoB
 
RnderSafe, I also believe it is never too early to start training. Especially since it takes A LOT of training to be even considered to be Special Forces. But as of now, I am in JROTC, and involved in PT, And Maps and stuff at school.
I have done a lot of research on the requirements to be Special Forces. But, i have not found exactly what I want. I found things like Seer and other things of that sort.
I was just wondering if any one knew specific numbers when it comes to Physical requirements, (pushups, sit ups, pull ups, swimming) things like that.
Thanks a lot if any one replies
August 31st, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AgostoB
RnderSafe, I also believe it is never too early to start training. Especially since it takes A LOT of training to be even considered to be Special Forces. But as of now, I am in JROTC, and involved in PT, And Maps and stuff at school.
I have done a lot of research on the requirements to be Special Forces. But, i have not found exactly what I want. I found things like Seer and other things of that sort.
I was just wondering if any one knew specific numbers when it comes to Physical requirements, (pushups, sit ups, pull ups, swimming) things like that.
Thanks a lot if any one replies
SERE, not Seer, is part of the SF pipeline. You will not find any accurate information on it that avaible for public consumption, however.

As for physical requirements, you'll need to score score a minimum of 229 points on APFT with no less than 60 points on any event, using the standards for age group 17-21 (Males, obviously).

http://www.tamc.amedd.army.mil/resid...UIDELINES.HTML

For swimming, the intial requirement is 50m in boots and BDUs.

Again, make sure you research your questions prior to asking - a lot of the basic information is out there. Any more questions, ask in the Joining the Military? Military Service Questions? forum.

I applaud you on starting your conditioning early, you will be glad for it later if you choose to continue on the path to SF.