MARSOT

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  1. MiddyB

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    What is MARSOT? When can you take it? I know it's some kind of screener but can someone elaborate the elements of the screener? Also, what kind of opportunities does passing the screener open up?
     
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    do you mean MARSOC? Marine Special Operations Command?
     
  3. MiddyB

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    Negative. MARSOT as in MARine Special Opportunity Training (if I remember correctly). I searched airborne for midshipman and that was brought up. After searching MARSOT, all I got was that it was a screener at the Academy.
     
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    It is a training screener for Mids so they can do summer training with MARSOC units. It is the model they use for the Mini-Buds screener. USNA has only so many slots for summer training for these schools and they want to ensure we send the best. So they hold screeners to compete. They usually consist of a PT test, tons and tons of PT, high stress environments, more PT, no sleep, generally run 24-48 hours long, more PT, usually if done in the winter then it involves cold. It tends to be cold, wet, and very tiring. Some will drop out of it. Last I checked they do screeners for MARSOT, Mini Buds, Dive School and I heard they might do them for EOD/Diving Summer Cruises. They are generally run with a cadre of officers and senior enlisted from their respective warfare communities.
     
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    The MARSOT screener is the "MArine Special Orpunities Training" screener. Its a screener that goes in both the fall and the screener and it is a prerequisite to participate in such trainings as Airborne School, Air Assault, MARSOC MAGTF, Mountain Warfare, and a couple of others. This years screener was extremely competitive with 400 mids passing the PFT requirement and participating in the screener. This year they had about 80 training spots available.

    The screener this year was kind of a joke, I completed it, and it is not possible to compare it to the SEAL of EOD screener. If you do it next year be prepared to ruck at a fast pace for a couple of miles, be able to kill the CFT and the Army PFT, be pretty fast at the E-Course and be able to complete a double O-Course.
     
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