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Sea Cadets

Field Operations Training Reports


Trainee First Name : Elias
Trainee Last Name : Gavilan
Name of Training Attended : FIELD OPERATIONS
NLCC or NSCC : NSCC - Sea Cadet
Training Location : Fort Indiantown Gap, PA
Date Attended : 07/05/2015
Duration of Training: : 1 Week
Would you Recommend?? : A Great Training, I would do it again
Difficulty of Training : Easy
Comments : A very enjoyable training. We learned about Land Navigation, Reconnaissance, Small Unit Tactics, Marksmanship, and more. We were able to visit a National Guard Motor Pool, fire .22s, hike in the PA mountains, and visit a National Guard weapons simulator where we got to shoot M240bs, M249s, M4s, M320s, .50 cal M2s, and more! The instructors were professional and knowledgeable on their subject matter.

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Trainee First Name : Marcus
Trainee Last Name : Rivera
Name of Training Attended : FONC Hand-to-Hand Self-Defense Training
NLCC or NSCC : NSCC - Sea Cadet
Training Location : Charlotte, NC
Date Attended : 06/15/2014
Duration of Training: : 1 Week
Would you Recomend?? : A Great Training, I would do it again
Difficulty of Training : A Good Challenge
Comments : I would recommend it, because you get lots of hands on work with world class instructors and fighters on how the disarmed an attacker.


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Trainee First Name : David
Trainee Last Name : Blanco
Name of Training Attended : FO-FIELD OPERATIONS
NLCC or NSCC : NSCC - Sea Cadet
Training Location : Columbia, South Carolina
Date Attended : 08/03/2013
Duration of Training: : 2 Weeks
Would you Recommend?? : A Great Training, I would do it again
Difficulty of Training : A Good Challenge
Comments : SERE was a fun training. I learned a wealth of information on survival and small team tactics.

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Trainee First Name : Gabriel
Trainee Last Name : Kastner
Name of Training Attended : FO-FIELD OPERATIONS (SERE)
NLCC or NSCC : NSCC - Sea Cadet

Training Location : Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Date Attended : 06/30/2012
Duration of Training: : 2 Weeks
Would you Recommend? : A Great Training, I would do it again
Difficulty of Training : Wow, It Was Really Tough
Comments : It was one of the most stressful, fun filled trainings I've gone to.  It was not a normal Field Ops trainings, it is SERE.  Its not walk in the park, you get sleep deprived, very little food, and there is a suprise everytime you let your guard down. Pretty much every night your either on a operation, a patrol, moving to a new O.P, or getting out of the area, because a enemy contact is in the area.  You have to be in very good shape in order to even get through the first night.  Even though its hard, it is mosty a fun training.
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Trainee First Name : Aaron

Trainee Last Name : Diener
Name of Training Attended : FO-FIELD OPERATIONS (SERE)
NLCC or NSCC : NSCC - Sea Cadet
Training Location : Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Date Attended : 06/30/2012
Duration of Training : 2 Weeks
Would you Recommend : I had fun and learned a lot
Difficulty of Training : A Good Challenge
Comments : Learned a lot about surviving in the forest and on an island. Made our own camps and shelters along with fire starting and water purification.  A lot of self teaching was involved and received very little food.  Very educational and taught me a lot about having confidence in myself. 

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Trainee First Name : Eduardo
Trainee Last Name : Rodriguez
Name of Training Attended : FO-FIELD OPERATIONS
NLCC or NSCC : NSCC - Sea Cadet
Training Location : Charlotte, NC
Date Attended : 06/17/2012
Duration of Training: : 1 Week
Would you Recommend?? : A Great Training, I would do it again
Difficulty of Training : A Good Challenge
Comments : I would highly recommend this training. The world-class instructors taught us all some amazing self defense techniques, we also learned about nutrition, and we were introduced to the very challenging Cross Fit workouts. A very fun training, I would surely go again.

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Trainee First Name : Jon
Trainee Last Name : Elder
Name of Training Attended : FO-FIELD OPERATIONS
NLCC or NSCC : NSCC - Sea Cadet
Training Location : Mathews, NC
Date Attended : 06/19/2011
Duration of Training: : 1 Week
Would you Recomend?? : A Great Training, I would do it again
Difficulty of Training : A Good Challenge
Comments : Technically "hand to hand" lots of PT hard work outs, martial arts, cross-fit,and nutrition. We met and trained with world class atheletes from around the world. The most fun i've ever had at a traing!

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Trainee First Name : Joy
Trainee Last Name : Pappas
Name of Training Attended : FO-FIELD OPERATIONS
NLCC or NSCC : NSCC -
Sea Cadet
Training
Location : Minnesota
Date Attended : 07/24/2010
Duration of Training: : 1 Week
Would you Recomend?? : I think it could have been better
Difficulty of Training : A Good Challenge
Comments : It was a good experience, I wouldn't really recommend it to others. It wasn't my type of training at all. Most of it was training and PT. Then when we went out to the field you had to know how to use a map and locate places using a compass. Their food was good except when we had MRE's in the field, and it was an alright training, but I wouldn't do it again. 

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Trainee First Name : Isaac
Trainee Last Name : Strattan
Name of Training Attended : FO-FIELD OPERATIONS
NLCC or NSCC : NSCC -
Sea Cadet
Training
Location : Camp Ripley, Minnesota
Date Attended : 07/24/2010
Duration of Training: : 1 Week
Would you Recommend?? : A Great Training, I would do it again
Difficulty of Training : A Good Challenge
Comments : The first few days were spent in classes, taught by marine officers and a sergeant major, but after that it got better we were inserted by black hawks and had our camp attacked at night and we would go out on missions during the day. It was one of the best experiences of my life.

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Trainee : Lelei Pina
Name of Training : Field Operations
Training Location : Camp Ripley, Minnesota
Year of Training : Summer, 2009
Duration of Training : 1 week
Would recommend?? : YES
Overall Grade : A
Difficulty of Training : 4/5
Comments : As my first advanced training, going to Field Ops was a step into the unknown. It turned out to be everything I expected and a lot more. For the first three or four days you spend a lot of time in the classroom learning skills you're going to need in the field. These skills include map reading, navigation, and tactical movements. We also went out to a land navigation course and had to  find specific places by what we had learned in class. After the learning and classroom part of  the training was over it was time for the application. While in the field each squad had attacks on their camp in the middle of the night, missions to complete, and eventually clear a whole town and defeat the "enemy". This was by far the best part of the training. Overall, this training was intense but extremely fun.

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Trainee : Robert McStravick
Name of Training : Field Operations
Training Location : Twin Cities, Minnesota 
Year of Training : summer, 2009
Duration of Training : 1 week
Would recommend?? : yes
Overall Grade : B
Difficulty of Training : 4/5
Comments : Very good field training; learned lots about tactical movements and formations.  Learned how to navigate and map reading skills.  First few days were spent cleaning the barracks and in classes, but once in the field it gets much better.  If you don't like being yelled at by Marines all the time then this training might not be for you.  Lots of fun would recommend to anyone who likes patrolling and tactics and living out in the field.

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Trainee First Name : Devin
Trainee Last Name : Davis
Name of Training : Winter Survival
Training Location : Watertown, New York
Year of Training : Winter 2009-10
Duration of Training : 1
Would recommend?? : maybe
Overall Grade : B
Difficulty of Training : 3
Comments : This training is fun but it is also extremely cold. You learn plenty about building shelters and other survival technique. Being out in the below zero temps for hours gets pretty miserable but you learn to adapt fairly quickly. The only problem with it is that the training is a week long so there is lots of class time due to the short stay.