Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE)
Overview : Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) are four key skills required by aircraft personnel in the unexpected event that their aircraft goes down, especially in hostile territory.
SERE personnel train aircrew members in these essential survival capabilities; training that includes adapting to all possible environmental conditions, from ocean to arctic cold and desert heat.
Specific Tasks :
Prepare aircrew and high-risk-of-isolation personnel to return with honor from any type of survival situation
Complete intense training and be able to instruct crew members in the following areas : wilderness living, shelter construction, fire building, map and compass navigation, backpacking, food and water procurement, wilderness medicine and basic first aid, signaling and rescue techniques, escape and evasion, and prisoner of war (POW) resistance techniques.
Train in all major climatic conditions : arctic, desert, tropical, ocean and temperate
Successful completion of SERE physical ability and stamina test (PAST)
Minimum score of 40 on SERE selection model in TAPAS
Meet psychological requirements outlined in AFI 48-123
Meet FCIII physical and psychological qualifications for SERE Specialist and parachutist duty
Normal color vision and depth perception
Absence of any speech impediment and ability to read aloud and speak distinctly
ASVAB score of 55 on General
Demonstrate weight lift of 70 pounds
Eligibility for Secret security clearance
Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8 ½ weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-
Lackland, TX followed by Technical Training
Technical Training is at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX, Hurlburt Field, FL, Fairchild AFB, WA and Ft Benning, GA; length of courses varies
College credits earned : Survival Instructor - number of credits varies
Related Civilian Careers :
Teachers and Instructors