Discussion in 'The Guru's Pub' started by Chillin, Aug 18, 2007.
Joining the military (IDF)
Sounds cool except the Elite Assassination Unit. Do they go around and murder people or is it just a name?
Their job is to dress up like Arabs and make arrests or take out known terrorists. They are also used for riot control by going by disguise into the crowd and apprehending the ringleader when spotted, possibly the most dangerous job a soldier can do since you are surrounded by a angry mob with usually no backup and have to figure out how to extract the instigator.
In my Tae-Kwon-Do black belt test, I had to do 100 push-ups, 200 sit-ups, run 4 kilometers carrying heavy stones and be tortured by various other practices for what lasted a total of 11 hours. We didn't have to run around with a 20-30kg sandbag though... Nor were we woken in the middle of the night (well, technically anyway... The effect was the same because we had to be there at 5 a.m), and we didn't have to carry a stretcher (although doing 20 pull-ups hanging on a tree branch was pretty tough too ). Not to imply I've been through anything like that, but still, as having gone through some pretty hefty experiences when younger, I can say good luck. You'll need it.
And those tests I listed were just to get into the basic Paratroopers, I don't even think I can find where they show the requirments for the test to get into the Special units... Let's just say they are insane and no body can prepare you for those, mainly mental training.
If it's anything like the SAS then they'll torture you
I don't think I'd last 2 minutes in any of those trials lol
That seems pretty stupid.
Oh who am I kidding, the entire army thing soundss pretty stupid to me.
When you have artillery landing around you throwing boulders into the air and hitting you, it is good to know what it feels like and how to remain under full control. Also in case of a riot stampede in which case you are getting bumped into from right and left, you can keep a steady firing position.
If you have any expectation of serving in the Duvdevan expect to serve more than 3 years in the army before you are even considered. To join any elite unit, it is expected that not only do you have a more than excellent grasp of basic solidering skills, but that you specialise in something.
Good luck, hopefully you'll come of of this with the wisdom that war is crap, and no one should suffer the fear of being shot or blown up on a daily basis, and that all conflicts should be solved without a shot fired.
I live in Finland and service time for me is one year. I think they will choose me to NCO Student training. After that I do hope to get to Reserve Officer School.
Paratroops? Hell no! Infantry or anti-tank training for me
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Here is a video showing a Pulsar/Sayeret (SF) T'zanhanim raid in the territories:
Also one showing the Duvdevan unit (they are the ones rushing out of the building in both the civilian and BDU's), yep very dangerous enviroment to work in:
Good luck. I was not in the SF specifically but I went to a lot of the same schools and received much of the training that they do.
Remember - take care of your feet and learn to conceal food on your person without being caught by your instructors.
I learned a cute trick for the long marches. Some soldiers empty out their magazines from ammo and instead replace them with candy, doesn't always fly by though.
You will find that you will only get away with what your instructors have already decided to let you get away with. They already know all the tricks and if you come up with a new one they will try and make you an instructor after you have had some operational time.
What kind of PT have you been doing to get ready?
Oh yeah, some of the best advise ever given. I learned that food trick last week when they took away all our food in the middle of the exercise. That was crap. But the worse part was the fact that people went to our instructors and whined about it - they then learned a lesson I learned ages ago. If you whine, you do not dine.
Also very sound advice from someone who obviously knows the drill - don't whine, don't ever complain and keep your mouth shut unless you are asked a questions by an instructor or are singing cadence.