The SERE course extends the English acronym: Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape.
This training prepares you to operate in a hostile environment in the case of isolation. The classes are aimed at both military personnel and civilian employees residing in regions subject to hostilities or threatened by terrorist attacks.
The training is conducted at three levels of advancement – level A, B and C. SERE A is theoretical training, obligatory for every soldier. Students spend several days under challenging conditions at level B, apart from reminding and extending the scope of theoretical knowledge. They often stay in a forested, mountainous area with limited food rations (including drinking water) and tasks to be performed. Level C is aimed at instructors.