Monday, May 18, 2009
In the United Kingdom, SERE is an acronym for Survive, Evade, Resist and Extract. At a basic level this is core aspect of training for all UK Regular Army personnel and is tested as part of their Military Annual Training Tests (MATTs)
SERE is a U.S. military acronym for Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape, a program that provides military personnel, Department of Defense civilians and contractors with training in evading capture, survival skills and the military code of conduct. Established by the Air Force at the end of the Korean War (1950-53), it was extended during the Vietnam War (1959-75) to the Army and Navy. Most higher level SERE students are aircrew and special operations soldiers considered to be at high-risk of enemy capture.
Esquire Magazine has an excellent review of the movie.