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Which of the following Military Training Programs do you think is the toughest?

Marine Corps Boot Camp with MCT16 %16 %16 % 16.04 % (60)
Army OSUT Infantry2 %2 %2 % 2.67 % (10)
BUDS (Navy SEALS)48 %48 %48 % 48.66 % (182)
Air Force Combat Controllers/Pararescue6 %6 %6 % 6.95 % (26)
Army Ranger Training23 %23 %23 % 23.26 % (87)
Other, please list in comments2 %2 %2 % 2.41 % (9)

Total votes: 374
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Re: Which of the following Military Training Programs do you
by Anonymous
on Apr 02, 2002
Mixing Apples and Oranges w/re to Basic Trng/Initial follow-on trng w/SpecOps-oriented trng.

S/F,

WVM
Marine

P.S. Close call btwn BUDS/SEAL and Ranger Scol...but hey, I'm jusss an ol' Mud Marine....

Re: Which of the following Military Training Programs do you
by Anonymous
on Apr 05, 2002
Greetings Folks;

As intriguing as it may be to see the various responses, the only valid replies would be from those who have gone through all of the various boot camps, thus validating the opinion. Conjecture is what the typical news media outlets base a lot of their data on, thus relegating it to the value of an opinion based on no experience.

Not trying to sound negative or anything, but what I think is worthless & meaningless unless it is based on life's experiences. Obviously, all of the training programs are "tough" to a certain extent... but even the toughest (which ever it is) will have its vulnerabilities.

God Bless & Semper Paratus. PBS, MCPO

Re: Which of the following Military Training Programs do you
by Anonymous
on Apr 05, 2002

I see that the BUDS (Navy SEALS) scored the toughest and Army Ranger Tranining second. My question is if this is true why is it that the Navy sends some of their SEALS through the Army Ranger Training and pay big buck $ for the course...I'm not knocking them, I was a Ranger Training Instructor and have watched the SEALS in training they are tough and good students we are only hopefull they are tougher and more wiser after graduation. My reguards go's out to all service members, keep your powder dry and nose in the wind.


Re: Which of the following Military Training Programs do you
by Anonymous
on Apr 06, 2002

Sorry Guys, but you can't get near SAS training for something that kicks butt.


Re: Which of the following Military Training Programs do you
by Anonymous
on Apr 06, 2002

In Canada I'd say it's Joint Task Force for sheer physical effort, but SAR (Search and Rescue) training is toughest for combined physical, mental and technical capabilities. Many apply, but few are chosen.


Re: Which of the following Military Training Programs do you
by Anonymous
on Apr 07, 2002

Being British I believe that the SAS and SBS trining schemes are the toughest, followed by Russian Spetznaz and French (urk!) Foreign Legion :)


Re: Which of the following Military Training Programs do you
by Anonymous
on Apr 07, 2002

amen :)


Re: Which of the following Military Training Programs do you
by Anonymous
on Apr 07, 2002
I agree, but we all have our fond fantasies :)
Hereward

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