Just wanted to follow up with you with an actual operations experience...after an avalanche hit in Afghanistan, we pulled the Peak Equip list for the traverse, re-configured our gear a little, and dressed out just like we did for the High Angle/Traverse exercise in Montana. Worked out pretty good...Altitude was very high, and the people were pretty desperate...had it not been for us attending your training, we wouldn't have been as prepared as we were.
Great ability to adapt material for us and our specific needs. You could absolutely tell the instructors had a passion for what they were doing. As a group of SERE guys, we critique other instructors hard. The instruction in this course was easy to listen to and understand. The end of the day, debriefs were some of the most beneficial! Honestly, it's just reps after this course. You all did an amazing job and I couldn't be happier with the training!
Rod, it was a pleasure working with you and appreciate the experience. As you know, this isn't for fun - this is a for future combat rotations and I take away a great many lessons learned. thanks to you, Gord and Mike for speaking our language and trying to pass along lessons learned the hard way!
This training was undoubtedly the best tactical training I have ever received. The instructors were 'world class' and certainly the most knowledgeable and had legitimate experiences that really drove their point's home. I have never in my career been given an opportunity to receive instruction with the expertise of your instructors, simply outstanding.