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U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command

Camp Pendleton, CA

Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE)

Purpose of Full Spectrum SERE Training:
The MARSOC Personnel Recovery (PR)/ SERE Branch has the responsibility to provide FullSpectrum Level C SERE training to MARSOC personnel encompassing Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP) to plan for evasion, effect personnel recovery, survive and evade capture in austere environments and resist exploitation appropriately, in accordance with the Code of Conduct, should they become captured or detained.

Scope of Full Spectrum SERE:
Full Spectrum training will consist of classroom academic instruction, vicarious learning evolutions consisting of Academic Role-Play Laboratories (ARL), field survival exercises, an evasion exercise, experiential resistance training laboratories (RTL), an urban movement phase and a course debrief.

Scope of Peacetime Governmental Detention / Hostage Detention (PGDHD):
PGDHD training is designed to be a bridge between those individuals that attended only Wartime Level C SERE and current Full Spectrum SERE training requirements. Upon completion of PGDHD, Wartime Level C grads will receive Full Spectrum training certification.

Number of training days
- Full Spectrum SERE Course (ITC and stand-alone) – 19 days
- Peacetime Governmental Detention and Hostage Detention (PGDHD) – 5 Days

Maximum class capacity
- Full Spectrum SERE Course (ITC and stand-alone) – 48 students per iteration. ITC classes (72) are split to accommodate this.
- PGDHD - 36/ PGDHD MTT - 24

Class frequency
- Full Spectrum ITC SERE Course is conducted as per TEEP 
- Stand-alone Full Spectrum SERE Course as required.
- PDGHD Course as required.   

Target population description
- MARSOC, Open to all ranks. Other units requesting seats must contact MSOS S-3.

Prerequisites
- SECRET security clearance
- Completed MARSOC PR/SERE Medical Screening Form
- Completed MARSOC Command Pre-screening Checklist
- Possess Medical and Dental records upon check-in

Check In Procedures:

Check in time for the course will be at 0700 in the MSOS Academic Facility, RR-450 Stone Bay.

At the check-in time, attendees who hold a seat will be brought in for processing. Marines reporting late will be directed to return to their parent commands.

Attendees who do not have the proper documentation will not be enrolled and will be directed to return to their parent commands.

Directly following this process, attendees on a stand-by status will be brought in for processing in the order of their arrival and will be accepted until the class is filled to capacity.

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they have all of the gear required at the time of check-in. SERE school is not responsible for providing the students gear.

If you have any questions about SERE related issues, please call 910-440-1441/1438. 

If you are coming from outside of the Camp Lejeune area, as per the Course Annoucement Message, messing and billeting are directed and available aboard Stone Bay. Contact the MSOS Facility Manager at 910-440-2752 for billeting. You can also check in with the MSOS CDO for a barracks assignment.