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Table 2 Activity characteristics

From: Prediction equation for estimating total daily energy requirements of special operations personnel

Training Description
Combat Dive School Participants engaged in daily physical training, that included formation runs up to five miles, rigorous callisthenic-type workout, 4 h of high-intensity pool work, open water swims, and drills to properly don 30 kg open circuit diving gear.
Pre-Mission Training General training of skills required to conduct SOF combat operations; physical training, weapons familiarization, airborne operations, urban operations, and convoy operations
Weapons Traininga Training with weapon systems covering the function, mechanics, and employment of the weapon system to include firing the weapon system at firing range
Urban Combata Military maneuvers in urban terrain comprised mostly of man-made construction such as cities and towns.
Squad Raidsa A unit comprised typically of ~ 12 personnel who conduct a rapid attack on an objective followed by a quick movement out of the objective by the attacking force before the enemy can launch a counter attack.
Platoon Raidsa A unit comprised typically of ~ 40 personnel who conduct a rapid attack on an objective followed by a quick movement out of the objective by the attacking force before the enemy can launch a counter attack.
Small Unit Ranger Training Initial fitness tests that include a 5 mile run, push-ups, sit-ups, and a 12 mile ruck march. Classroom taught troop leading procedures, tactics, patrolling techniques, and small unit operations. Field training included a squad sized elements performing mock patrols for multiple days.
Ranger Selection Assessment Program Initial fitness tests that include a 5 mile run, push-ups, sit-ups, and a 12 mile ruck march. The course is a mixture of classroom, cognitive, and physical assessments to include a field exercise.
Raider Spiritb Simulated raids and ambushes in field settings.
Close Quarters Battleb Weapon qualification and close quarter shoot house training at firing range
Derna Bridgeb Training a local guerrilla force and simulated irregular warfare operations in field settings
  1. aData collected during US Army Special Forces Small Unit Tactics Training
  2. bData collected during Marine Special Operations Command