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New Zealand Army

Discussion in 'Army & Security Forces' started by Whiskyjack, Feb 14, 2006.

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  1. ngatimozart

    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    Unfortunately you are right there Rob.
    Yep and as in 1939 and especially 1941 / 42 them chooks will come home to roost really painfully.
     
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    Inside the NZSAS: creating the elite soldier

    I was reading this article and in the NZSAS and in 4 years 31 people made the regiment out of 243 that tried out which is a failure rate of 87%.

    I remember watching the doco from about 15 years ago where only 5 made it out of 52 that was one selection cycle which is a failure rate of 90% and you find most tier 1 special ops have a failure rate of 90% or more.

    I can't imagine the NZSAS have lowered standards they are ruthless in regards to that and pass rates can differ for each group selected to try out for the regiment they will all vary in quality of personnel.

    I was wondering are people going into NZSAS selection better prepared these days than in the past is the military helping people to prepare physically before they go in.?
     
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    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    I think that people are going to the selection better prepared now than maybe say 20 - 30 years ago.
     
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    I thought that must be the case because the NZSAS are ruthless with their standards they know where they need to be and don't compromise.
     
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    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    Yep and I never tried when i was in the mob, because I wouldn't have survived the first morning let alone the first day :D My old man and uncles drilled into me before I signed up as a teenager: "Don't volunteer for anything" :D:D