Special operations forces are by far the most well-trained forces on the globe, and for a specific reason. They are ready to be deployed into some of the most dangerous circumstances on the globe; they are ready to perform life-or-death tasks.
Here is a list of the top 10 most trained special forces in the world.
10. Polish GROM
In the same league as the British SAS, this special force was created with the same principle. It is estimated to have between 270 and 300 soldiers, each having to pass a grueling series of psychological and physical durability tests, as well as the “truth test”.
9. GIS, Italy
8. Alpha Group, Russia
7. British Special Air Service (SAS)
They are the basis for Special Forces all around the world. Even USA’s Delta Force was formed after the founder spent some time with SAS. They are the no one fighting force in the world and are trained to perform equally well in all fields.
6. National Gendarmerie Intervention Group (GIGN), France
They have the slickest training regime. GIGN is known to hunt down any threat to the nation and its people. This 200-strong unit keeps a low profile, and it’s even against French law to publish pictures of their faces.
5. Special Services Group (SSG), Pakistan
Imagine marching 36 miles in twelve hours and running five miles in full gear in just fifty minutes. These are some of the tasks that Pakistan’s Special Forces undergo in their training regime.
4. The US Navy Seals
Originally created in 1962, the Sea-Air-Land operators go through years of training and, especially after 9/11, endure an incredible operational tempo. Many foreign militaries base their special ops on the SEALs.
3. Sayeret Matkal, Israel
Recruits endure hard-core training exercises under constant monitoring by doctors. One key event in Sayeret Matkal’s work is that of rescuing Israeli taxi driver Eliyahu Gurel in 2003 after he was kidnapped while transporting four Palestinians.
2. Marcos, India
short name for ‘Marine Commandos’. They are primarily trained in accordance with the pattern of the US Navy SEALs, with further training with the British SAS and compulsory training at CIJW in Vairangte. They can fight in bodies of water with full-fledged weaponry.
1. Delta Force, US
It has operators from the Navy and Air Force. It’s been called many things, Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, the Combat Applications Group, A leaked recruiting video gave a glimpse of different training methods for the Delta Force.