I have not heard much about the new SFSC, most of the info I have was on SOTIC 1 & 2. I also did not know if the SFG’s were still running the phase one course, does anyone know if 19th or 20th run a SOTIC phase 1?
The course is run by a cadre of Special Forces soldiers on SWC rotation, along with qualified DA civilians. Although "other " units attend the course, none of them provide instructors on any regular basis. Thus the name fits perfectly;).I thought it was curious that they renamed it the SF Sniper Course, rather then the SO Sniper Course.
I also wonder what kind of interaction they have with the folks who run the "Big Army" Sniper School?
Both NG SF Groups run group SOTIC.
20th Group's is run at Pelham Range, Ft McClellan ARNG Training Ctr, AL and Todd Hodnett of Accuracy First is a regular instructor. Not sure about 19th's course...
Guys from around USASOC attend SFSC regularly and from time to time a guy from outside the community (Marine, LRS, etc) will attend but its few and far between...
How long is the SOTIC that 20th SFG is running (number of weeks)? Do you have a POC?
It is 4 weeks in duration.
I can get you a POC but I can guarantee you - speaking as an instructor there - that unless you are an SF tabbed guy you wont get into a class. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news...
With the class limit being 24 and there only being 2 courses run a year we cant keep up with the needs of the Group/Regiment as it is.
If you still want a POC I will have it for you tomorrow.