Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Special Forces bring many advantages inherent to their nature, which they then bring to their tasks.
Special Forces soldiers are often older and more experienced than their counterparts in "regular" battalions and regiments. Indeed in many countries one can only qualify to apply for special forces after they have been in service for a number of years.
Special forces often undergo far more rigourous, intensive and broadbased training than they would have as members of regular units. The skills imparted, include mastery of a variety of weapons, of varying types and origin (regular units normally undertake training only with service weapons), survival skills for behind enemy line operations, proficiency in fighting in all terrain (while regular units are also theoretically supposed to be able to do this as well, economic consideration usually precludes training in all but the most likely terrain)