French Navy Special Forces

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    Commando Acceptance

    Candidates who wish to enter the modern Naval Commandos must be Fusiliers Marins with at least 9 months service. What they enter is widely regarded as one of the toughest courses in NATO Special Operations Forces.

    Called Stage Commando, it entails one week of physical and mental testing, 6 weeks of preparatory training, 4 weeks evaluation, commando skills for 7 weeks, and 2 weeks paratrooper training. Any mistake made by the candidate may mean instant disqualification. Every effort is made to uncover strengths and weaknesses of each recruit. Some of the tasks they endure include heavy pack marches dozens of kilometers in length, marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat, counter-terrorism, explosives, navigation, special combat etiquette and waterborne combat strokes.

    All of these take place with little rest between, and only two hours sleep per night are permitted. Recruits are awakened to the sound of grenade simulators, and little comfort is permitted by the instructors, who reward mistakes with grueling physical exercises.

    Read more: http://specialoperations.com/17524/frances-commandos-marine/#ixzz410GCEJ00
     
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