I haven't seen activity on this thread for a couple months and wanted to just say best of luck to anyone who is preparing to go to assessment! I was lucky enough to attend this January and go with a great team. Here are some pointers for those interested to better prepare you. Keep in mind this is just the point of view of someone whos been through assessment. Functionality and endurance goes further then just lifting weights. Don't train just for the PAST or Operator test. Training to get your freestyle swim time down is good for evaluation but spending as much if not more time on alternate watercon is better. There will be times it outright sucks, just remember the guys to your left and right are going through the same suck so support your team. These words are overused but it truly is a humbling and amazing experience that gives a glimpse on what's to come. Lastly, if your going to assessment and get accepted chances are you will have a leadership position while at dev/indoc. Some guys were solid but just lacked this ability. Read books, utilize PME, whatever you have to do in order to build and develop your ability. Of course you want to be solid with your cals, run, swim, etc. prior to heading into pipeline training. The reason you want to be solid is to utilize time focusing on the team instead of struggling to meet weekly standards. If anyone has additional pointers or prepardness tips for me for the pipeline don't hesitate to shoot me a pm, thanks!
Last edited by SSvo; 02/22/17 10:10 PM.