Robin Sage set to begin Jan 22

In this Jan. 14, 2009 photo, Bob Snyder, also known as Pineland Bob, right, maps out a transportation plan with a soldier during the Special Forces’ Robin Sage exercise in Ramseur, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

RALEIGH — Special Forces candidates will participate in a two-week training exercise across 25 North Carolina counties this week, a news release from the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School says. The participants are students at Fort Bragg.

Robin Sage is the culmination exercise and has been the litmus test for Soldiers striving to earn the Green Beret for more than 40 years.

Special Forces candidates patrol through a wooded area during the final phase of field training known as Robin Sage in central North Carolina, July 9, 2019. (Ken Kassens/U.S. Army via AP)

“We appreciate the support and consideration the citizens of North Carolina extend to the soldiers participating in the exercise and thank them for their understanding of any inconveniences the training may cause,” the news release states.

The exercise is the final test for soldiers going through the Special Forces Qualification Course.

By Randolph Record