The following report entitled
"Robin Sage SFQC - Field Training
Exercise (FTX)" is a copy of a report
originally appearing on gunnerynetwork.com, which is now
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This report is presented as
an appendix to a 3 part report by zjj and Jester on the expectations
of Ghost Recon 2, in advance of its official announcement
by Ubi Soft. That 3 part report starts here.
More reading on Robin Sage
can be found in this
PDF file which contains the
Robin Sage. Robin Sage is
a 24-hour-a-day, 14-day exercise in which the teams perform
many of the activities that operational SF teams are required
to perform. This includes infiltrating covertly into a `hostile'
area, maneuvering covertly through rugged terrain, executing
multiple combat actions and patrols, establishing contact
and rapport with guerrilla forces, and arming and training
the guerrilla forces to execute multiple combat missions
Robin Sage SFQC - Field
Training Exercise (FTX)
Welcome to "Pineland"
Robin Sage is a 19-day problem-solving field training exercise
(FTX) that takes place in the notional country of Pineland.
During this unconventional warfare (UW) exercise, the Special
Forces student is required to apply the lessons learned from
his previous months of Special Forces MOS and field training.
The Robin Sage FTX is designed to exercise the skills taught
in the Special Forces Qualification Course. Officer and noncommissioned
officer students are formed into Special Forces operational
detachment-A (ODA) teams and evaluated on their conduct of
a UW mission in Pineland.
This exercise involves approximately 100 Special Forces
students, 100 counter-insurgent personnel (OPFOR), 200 guerrilla
personnel, 40 auxiliary personnel, and 50 cadre. Except for
the auxiliary, all personnel are Active Duty military. It
ranges over approximately 50,000 square miles at a cost of
At the onset of this exercise the students are placed in
isolation for 5 days. They are issued an operations order
and begin the intense planning process and study required
to execute their detachment's mission during the FTX.
On day 5 of the exercise, the final
day of "isolation," the
detachment presents its plan in a "brief back" to
the battalion command and staff. The detachment will explain,
in detail, how the ODA commander intends to execute the mission.
On day 6 the students make an airborne infiltration into
the country of Pineland to link up with the guerrilla force
and be in the execution phase of the Robin Sage FTX.
After linkup, the ODAs begin their task of training, advising,
and assisting the guerrillas in a UW environment. The training
will exercise the various specialties organic to each ODA:
weapons, communications, medical, and demolitions. This training
will enable the guerrillas to begin the process of liberating
their country from oppression.
At the conclusion of the Robin Sage FTX, the student will
have been placed in many situations where he will have been
required to use his leadership abilities, MOS skills, and
his ability to work in adverse and austere conditions.