The Philippine Coast Guard Special Operations Group has commenced training of fifty seven (57) candidates. The Coast Guard Special Operations Course (CGSOC) Class 25-2016 was convened August 26.
The CGSOC is a rigorous course conducted by the Coast Guard Special Operations Group for aspirants to become physically and mentally fit. “The candidates must be in excellent physical condition to last the grueling first phase of the course which is the motivation phase,” the Coast Guard said.
“The course is a battle of the body and mind wherein candidates must fully embrace that any goal is worth pursuing and have to struggle to surpass pain and discomfort in order to develop their attitudes as best rescuers,” it added. “Candidates must also push their bodies and minds so that they meet adversity with braveness and strength to become efficient special operators.”
The training is divided into four phases: Motivation Phase which includes Physical Conditioning and Hell Week; SCUBA Phase which covers Occupational SCUBA and Technical Diving; Tactics Phase covering Hydrographical Reconnaissance, Demolition, Air to Ground Operations, Small Unit Tactics, and Marksmanship; and Non-Academic which covers Physical Training and Development, Aptitude, and Peer Rating.
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