Special Forces (SF) Training
(Programs designed and led by NWSOS)
NWSOS has trained Special Forces Teams over the years. Due to the nature of the training and the participants
NWSOS is often sworn to secrecy regarding exactly who we train. We are confident you understand this relationship to ensure future work with SF and similar teams. Because of this relationship, the following referrals are from many of our past clients, but names are omitted.
"The weather and terrain conditions we faced during the training, along with the skills to cope with it all, was incredible and the best part of the entire week. Our lives were on-the-line, and your instructor taught us how to cope with what we encountered. Great job!"
"All I can say right now is that me and my team thank you because your training got us out of one f*cking hairy situation." (sic)
"The instruction was excellent - our instructor was completely knowledgeable and a great teacher."
"The best part of the entire event was that the training was hands-on and tailored specifically to our needs."
"Working with your company has been easier than all others we have ever done - from point of contact to your logistical emergency pre-trip planning for our teams. You make my job much easier and save me so much work."
When asked if the SF participants would recommend this training to others, they replied
"Absolutely - and I do. This is the 3rd time our team has trained with you, and the only thing to prevent us from returning is our schedule. Thanks again for giving us some great training."
"Absolutely, the training we received is invaluable. I will recommend it to everyone I know at the base who encounter this type of terrain. It has been my experience to have had opportunities to work with many different guides. The guides we had with the program you designed for us were some of the best in my experience."
"Yes, the instructor's knowledge and training locations produce good learning environments."
"Yes, our instructor is the most knowledgeable fellow I have met. Excellent course - thank you."
Army Nat'l Guard Reserves (Programs designed and led by NWSOS)
"The teamwork was awesome! I felt everyone worked together well. No one put another down. Everyone was encouraging. And all had fun!"
"Great camaraderie. Outstanding. Good-humored. Very knowledgeable staff."
"The whole course was excellent."
"Great team building and trust skills! Working with civilians was a good way to feel relaxed, comfortable and confident."
"Every event demanded teamwork and moral support. In a word: Outstanding."
"Very exciting, motivating and great."
"Extremely informative and educational.".
"This program consisted of a lot of outstanding training."
"The staff did a good job of providing a safe and fun environment overall for training this large of a group."
"I thought this program was very rewarding and satisfying. It was a very safe program and safety was stressed at all times.
"Training like this helps soldiers with their fears and gain good survival techniques. This was the most rewarding experience I have ever engaged in throughout my military career."
"I would recommend this program to anyone. Good training/experience. It helps people to get over personal obstacles."
"You were an excellent group of instructors to work with. You made the training as fun as it was."
"The staff kept spirits high."
"This program is the best."
"This was the best team building and personal acquiring of skills I ever thought possible."
"So many survival skills were learned and put in to practice."
"The program was the best and most exciting that I have ever been through."
"Your staff was well educated in the skills they instructed."
"Excellent. All of the instructors were great at recognizing the strengths and weaknesses of everyone."
"Keep up the good work. What you do and the training you provide are invaluable."
"This was one of the best military/civilian organizations I have ever been associated with."
"Well done. Very professional."
"Outstanding - a very positive experience. Great team building."
"I appreciated the organization of this event."
"I was impressed with the instructors and training program."
"I loved every day of the training."
"The staff was excellent and went above and beyond my expectations."
"You run a tight outfit. Very professionally done."
"I felt great about the program because of all the skills I learned."
Search and Rescue
"NWSOS has become an integral part of our Search and Rescue Training providing instruction in outdoor & wilderness survival for volunteer SAR groups. The course content is exceptionally practical & ‘common sense.' The level of instruction is cordial & professional. Their training is truly well-designed and flexible for people working in or exposed to potentially hostile outdoor environments."
Neil James, Prior Program Manager for Search & Rescue
Clackamas County Sheriff's Department, Oregon