U.S. Army Aviation Viet Nam Era Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (S.E.R.E.) Training Course Patch - The
Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape
is a training program best known by its
Military Acronym (S.E.R.E.).
The S.E.R.E. Program provides U.S.
Military Personnel and others with training in Survival, Evading Capture, Resistance
and Escape Skills and Military
Code of Conduct. The
program was established at the end of the Korean War (1950 to 1953). The
program was extended during the Viet Nam War (1959 to 1975). The Army S.E.R.E.
Training Schools are located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina for Special Forces
and Fort Rucker, Alabama for Army Aviation. The
Army Aviation Basic S.E.R.E. Training
is included in the Army's Flight School Curriculum at Fort Rucker, Alabama for
all Army Aviators and Flight crews, Commissioned and Warrant Officers in a
Twenty-One (21) Days Course. Higher level S.E.R.E.
Students are Military Aircrews and Special Operations Personnel considered to
be at high risk of capture. The S.E.R.E. Training Course techniques and methods
were modeled in the 1950's and early 1960s to include Enhanced Interrogation
Techniques and Resistance to Interrogation. The
Methods and Practices were
codified in the CIA's
Interrogation Manual". These Methods
were employed during the Viet Nam War by Special
Forces and Military Assistant Command Viet Nam (MACV) including
MACV's "Phoenix Program".
The used of the S.E.R.E.
saved many American Lives in Korea and Southeast Asia.