The following is a release from Master Sgt. Michel Sauret:
San Luis Obispo, Calif. — In a span of five days, they jumped from a helicopter into a lake, rappelled from a 100-foot tower, conducted urban warfare tactics, shot reflexive fire, air assaulted into a foot patrol, overcame an obstacle course, completed a day and a night land navigation course, swam through combat water survival training … and they still weren’t done.
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In all, the 374th Engineer Company (Sapper) spent two weeks in the field training – 12 to 18 hours each day – to prepare their leaders for the elite Sapper Leader Course.
“There’s hasn’t been a lot of down time at all,” said Cpl. Brock O’Shaughnessy, a squad leader for the 374th Engineer Company, which is headquartered in Concord, Calif.
“You have to operate on minimal sleep because if we’re competing for a chance to go to sapper school, it’s exactly what they want over there. They want you to operate on no sleep. They want to make sure you’re able to make quick decisions, make right decisions … when you’re not having a lot of sleep, or not eating,” …read more
Source:: Tactical Life