Special Sub-Topic: Special Forces Things
|LRRP stand for Long-Range Reconnaissance. What is the word that P represents?|
Patrol. LRRP scouts have weapons skills, observation, move in stealth, and are able to hide silently. Scouts must be able to operate alone in these areas for long periods without detection. They are likely to be in a group of three to five men with no direct support. Scouts trained to get silently into the enemy's area and report anything they see. They can tell if there is enemy troop movement, enemy installations, and vehicles. So they can radio land, air, or naval power to take them out. Naval scouts perform same missions, but are sent from the sea.
|FAC stands for Forward-Air. What is the word for C?|
Controller. FAC is responsible for ordering air attacks by radio on enemy targets. When spotting enemy targets, FAC can call up fighters or bombers. When they arrive, FAC marks the target with special types of smoke or white phosphorus rockets for them to bomb. After the attacks, FAC quickly flies low to analyze if the target(s) have been destroyed.
|In the British Navy, SBS stands for Special Boat ______. What is the word for the last S?|
Service. The British SBS was first created during WWII as a unit under the Royal Marines. Those who think it stands for "squadron" should consult this site:
|SERE stands for Survive, Evade, Resist. What is the word for the last E?|
Escape. The US Army's goal is to train personnel survival skills, evasion planning, codes of conduct, resistance, and escape planning. That's why they provide the SERE course.
|JTF 2 was for Joint Task _______ Two. Which word belongs in the blank?|
Force. It was the Canadian army's elite counterterrorist unit created in 1993.
|Who was the founder of the SAS?|
Colonel David Stirling. Colonel David Stirling created the British Special Air Service during WWII. It was a desert raiding force to attack Rommel's army in North Africa.
|What does AO stand for?|
Area of Operations. AO is the specific location or an area in which special teams can do secret operations.
|Who is the founder of Para Commando?|
Lt. Col. Megh Singh. Lt. Col. Megh Singh of the Brigade of the Guards created Para Commando in 1965 during the Indo-Pak war.
|What does PSYOPS stand for?|
Psychological Operations. Psychological Operations' main job is to get information on enemy propaganda programs and send many different ways to communicate with people in these areas.
|Who is the founder of Delta Force?|
Col. Charlie Beckwith. This was the American army's elite counterterrorist unit. Col. Charlie Beckwith created Delta Force in 1977 after he got many ideas and experiences serving with the British SAS. Their main function was hostage rescue.
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