SERE Specialist (AFSC 1T0X1)
Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) Specialists are a specialized career field in the US Air Force who prepare DoD personnel to return with honor from isolating events. Their training consists of learning to adapt to all biomes and their associated weather conditions, along with surviving various captivity situations.
The average SERE Specialist will be in the rigorous training pipeline for approximately 1-year where they will become an expert on the methods used to survive in the arctic, desert, open ocean, jungle, and mountain regions. They will also understand what it takes to survive in a hostile environment while possibly evading as an isolated person and/or surviving in a captivity situation. But one of the most important skills that they will learn is the ability to affectively pass their knowledge on to others. SERE Specialists can "talk the talk" because they have "walked the walk." Training begins with the 15-day orientation course at JBSA Lackland, TX. After Lackland candidates will PCS to Fairchild AFB, WA to attend 6 pre-requisite SERE courses, and the 23- week AFSC awarding Tech School. In addition, candidates attend US Army Airborne School at Ft. Benning, Georgia for final award of their 3-Skill Level. Upon graduation of the SERE Specialist Pipeline, they will be authorized to wear the AETC Instructor badge, SERE Specialist Beret and Arch.
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If interested in becoming a SERE Specialist, go to our "USAF SERE" Facebook/Twitter pages, www.GOSERE.af.mil website, and call or email the SERE Recruiting Liaison Office (SRLO) on JBSA Lackland with your questions. SRLO can be reached at (210) 671-3882 from 0730-1530 CST or email [email protected]. To learn more about other great opportunities like SERE, visit your local Air Force Recruiter or www.airforce.com.
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