A squad of Marine Raiders has recently concluded an intensive jungle navigation and movement program, an integral part of their preparation for deployment.
This specialized training was facilitated by experts from the Tactical Tracking Operations School, focusing on navigating through jungle terrain, mastering rope, and rappelling techniques, learning jungle tracking and anti-tracking methods. Over approximately fourteen days, the squad honed these specific skills to adeptly operate in dense jungle settings while on mission.
A key operative emphasized the significance of acquiring such skills, particularly considering potential assignments in the Pacific region.
“Given the prolonged period we spent training for desert terrains, it is crucial to adapt to other possible deployment locations, with jungles being a priority,” he noted.