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Old 02-27-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: AZ
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I would worry less about how you look (beyond being in good physical shape) and worry more about your attitude, track record, and skills/knowledge. Best guess is you need to be able to think outside of the box without drawing attention to yourself.
Agree, Everything is mind over matter. The unit I was in (not Delta) you had to be an NCO (E-4 and above). When I was doing my first interview I told them straight away that I had a UCMJ on my record........They told me thats fine, they actually like people who have them. So you may want to look at the rank requirements.

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so lets say that I want to go for Delta training. But at the moment I am pretty out of shape but at the time i want to apply i can run a mile in 8 mins. Will they accept me then?
An 8 min. mile is pretty slow. If you're only timing yourself doing 1 mile it's actually pretty pathetic. Try shaving two minutes off that time.
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Old 02-28-2009, 04:43 AM
 
Location: Where the real happy cows reside!
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I'm not getting this ...

OP ... are you wanting to get into DELTA or what? You've been given links, websites, information etc, but your talking about us being "doped by the government again."

DELTA is an elite unit. They want the best for good reason. They have to set "basic" standards for entry, but it doesn't mean that those standards can't be adjusted if they see certain qualities in a candidate. Not everything on paper matches up to someone when you're face to face.

BTW ... an 8 minute mile is pretty slow unless you're lugging gear!
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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This isn't a video game, it's the real thing. You will need a background in Special Ops before you're allowed to take the qualification test. You need to be in top physical condition and be able to survive in the wilderness for weeks on your own. Are you even in the military?
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:18 AM
 
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An 8 min. mile is pretty slow. If you're only timing yourself doing 1 mile it's actually pretty pathetic. Try shaving two minutes off that time.
6 mins? I can do that. But does it have to be 6 mins average for a mile?(stupid question, I know).
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:19 AM
 
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This isn't a video game, it's the real thing. You will need a background in Special Ops before you're allowed to take the qualification test. You need to be in top physical condition and be able to survive in the wilderness for weeks on your own. Are you even in the military?
I am not in the military yet. I am finishing my degree in history and afterwards I might consider military if i can try out for special forces. I am working out and I do plan on being in top shape within a year and a half. That is when I hope to be done with university.
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Start talking to a recruiter and see if you can find someone in your area who is/was in the Special Forces to give you some face to face advice about the SF qualification/selection process.
Army Special Forces Center - Special Forces Training
Special Operations - Navy SEALs - Rangers - Delta Force - Green Berets
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:22 AM
 
Location: vagabond
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Agree, Everything is mind over matter. The unit I was in (not Delta) you had to be an NCO (E-4 and above). When I was doing my first interview I told them straight away that I had a UCMJ on my record........They told me thats fine, they actually like people who have them. So you may want to look at the rank requirements.
i seem to recall that chesty puller (usmc god-general) once said that you can't trust a marine that hasn't been njp'ed (non-judicial punishment). i'd assume that he thought more or less the same about ucmj for most offenses.

as far as the rest of this thread, maybe i'm just cynical, but it doesn't sound like the op has any clue about military life in general, much less spec ops. if i were you, and seriously thinking of the military, i'd watch a few documentaries (not army commercials or other propaganda), and talk heavily with recruiters from all of the services. don't even think of signing anything until you've been meeting with recruiters for a few months at least.

do some freakin' homework on this; you seem to be basing your ideals and desires off of xbox games or something.
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:31 AM
 
Location: AZ
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You're right. It's been awhile. haha. I meant njp. The usmj is the set uf rules that you can be prosecuted with.

I received half months pay X2 and extra duty for two months.
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Start talking to a recruiter and see if you can find someone in your area who is/was in the Special Forces to give you some face to face advice about the SF qualification/selection process.
Army Special Forces Center - Special Forces Training
Special Operations - Navy SEALs - Rangers - Delta Force - Green Berets
Don't forget that jumping out of a plane part.
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Old 02-28-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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...and real bullets zinging over your head!
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