The U.S. Army Special Forces are set to conduct the combat training exam known as “Robin Sage” across 26 counties in North Carolina and three in South Carolina, starting from September 15 to 28. This exercise has been a benchmark for those aiming to earn the Green Beret for over four decades. Participants will be engaged in a realistic warfare scenario in a fictional nation named “Pineland.” In 2019, the exercise faced criticism for being particularly disruptive in Raleigh, but authorities have assured measures are in place to ensure safety and minimal disturbances.
- “Robin Sage” is a crucial combat training exam held from September 15-28, aiming to test soldiers vying for the Green Beret.
- The exercise includes role-playing scenarios with military service members acting as guerrilla freedom fighters and also involves civilian volunteers.
- The training could involve “controlled assaults” and other engagements, and residents might observe flares or hear blank gunfire.
- Previous iterations of this exercise, especially in 2019, caused disturbances in urban areas like Raleigh, prompting officials to advise residents about the forthcoming event.
- Upon completion of Robin Sage, participants will graduate from the Special Forces Qualification Course and progress to their initial assignments within the Army Special Forces.