Becoming a part of the US Army’s Delta Force is never easy. In fact, the grueling and difficult selection process is extreme enough to eliminate the vast majority candidates. The Assessment and Selection course does not involve any yelling or shouting, which is often unsettling to seasoned operators who are used to BUD/S and RASP. The process takes place in the mountains of West Virginia and lasts for about a month, divided into three phases. Phase one, the cadre, involves basic physical training, administrative tests, evaluations, and land-navigation instruction. Phase two, also known as the Stress Phase, takes place in the field and involves minimal communication with other candidates. The third and final phase is a timed 40-mile ruck-march.
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