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Rifleman Basic

In the Rifleman Basic training, you will learn everything you need to know to be a competent rifleman. Among other things, you will learn how to:
- use the radio system to give proper contact reports
- use the ACE3 interaction menu
- deal with injuries in the ACE3 advanced medical system
- move in formation, react to enemy fire and keep all sectors covered
- fire your weapon in the best stance and technique
- use grenades both offensively and defensively
- identify enemy soldiers as well as their weapon systems
- last but not least, be a part of a nice community!


Sapper Certification

Requirements: Rifleman Basic
The REF Sapper is the Explosive expert for REF.
You will use all the items at your disposal to deal with IEDs, mines, demolitions and denial.
You will become a trained IED operator, able to deal with all IEDs, from manual disarming, to explosive disposal.
Demolitions will be your forte, be it a target (enemy tank, helicopter) to denial of our own vehicles if damaged beyond repair by enemy action.

What you are required to know

  1. What equipment you require on mission

  2. How to deal with mines

  3. How to deal with IED's

  4. How to use explosives in demolition or denial of assets

  5. How to decide on different touch off methods

  6. How to tell different mines / minefields apart


Combat Medic Trainee

Requirements: Rifleman Basic
To be acknowledged as a CMT you will have to follow a course that will explain what to do/not to do on the field of battle. It will also introduce you to all the Medical supplies and devices that have been made available to you. You will learn how to correctly drag a fallen soldier to safety so you can apply first aid to him or carrying the soldier without hurting your own Back. We will also teach you how to decide between carrying a person or simply dragging him to safety. The correct procedure in how to apply CPR will be taught and tested. You will be explained the difference between First aid kits and a medical kit. Also we will be teaching you how to judge whether the situation allows you to retrieve a fallen soldier or ask Squad lead to assign somebody to retrieve him for you .Once the trainee has run through this course and has outfitted himself with the proper Combat Medic attire and kit he will be awarded the Combat Medic Trainee certificate.


Assistant Combat Medic

Requirements: Combat Medic Trainee
Here we will have the trainee learn how to operate on a Helicopter/land based vehicle for retrieval of wounded soldiers and how to correctly load the patients in the Helicopter or land based vehicle. You will be tested on your skills on the field. You must run at least 1 mission on board to proceed. We will arrange that non critically wounded personnel will have to be evacuated or we will play out a certain situation so the Trainee has an opportunity to prove himself.


Combat Medic

Requirements: Assistant Combat Medic
To earn the qualification of Combat Medic you will have to run at least 3 Missions where you will serve under a Squad leader. That squad leader will give a quotation at the end to the medical training staff on how you performed on the field. He will judge how you acted during fire fights, during treatment of heavily wounded soldiers and how/if you put yourself in unnecessary danger to retrieve downed personnel. He will have part in the decision to award you with the Combat Medic certificate. He can also advise to have the Assistant Combat Medic run 1 or more missions on top of the required 3.


Basic Armour

Requirements: Rifleman Basic
Vehicles used: All tracked vehicles including the light armoured Marshall. The exam will take place after receiving a short training session, which all basic knowledge is given to the candidates including a few demonstrations. This will include driving all the available armoured units at our disposal, with the following information given:
Instruction on correct movement procedures, all the roles in a tank/armoured unit and how to act & communicate when the candidate is a part of the crew, how to react when your tank is disabled/critically damaged. The guide will include a session about the weapon systems that are available and the targets you would use them for. ATGMs, heavy and medium MGs, Automatic cannons, Main cannon. After the basics are understood the exam will commence.
The candidates will be required to drive to the armour qualification grounds located on Altis. Once they have reached the destination they will be tested on the shooting range, they will be required to miss no more than FIVE targets.
After they complete the range they will have a short Q&A session where the instructor will ask questions revolved around the lesson to ensure that all that was taught in lesson has been taken in.


Advanced Armour

Requirements: Basic Armour
Vehicles used: Both the Slammer & Marshall. The Silver Cert focuses on acting as the vehicles Commander, including information about how to deal with minefields, using the armoured vehicle in different areas (open ground, forests, urban areas). You’ll know how to face different threats (enemy armour, infantry using rocket launchers (guided and unguided), how to use your countermeasures against them and what kind of weapon you should use if you want to disable them. Armoured Tactics will also be covered as a Commander will need to demonstrate situational awareness, Convoying with armour, ambush engagements (dispersals/evading), Hull down positioning & jockeying. You’ll learn how to communicate clearly with REF-HQ and your crew to ensure all necessary information is passed down the command chain "effectively". All this content will be covered within a training session (1-2hrs). After the session is complete a later date will be organised to arrange an exam time/date, as the candidate must be able to retain as much as the information possible to ensure that what has been taught has sunk in.
The exam will cover everything learned from BRONZE (Summary of what they have learned previous) up to SILVER, a session will be created to complete the SILVER cert. If it is possible to do the cert within an OP night the candidate will be informed & they can choose whether or not they would like to do it within an OP. Otherwise it will be a separate session.


Elite Armour

Requirements: Advanced Armour
Vehicles used - All light & heavy armoured units where available. The Gold cert will be achieved over a period of time (dependant on experience & performance) as the cert demands a high level of accuracy with communication between the crew you are operating with as well as squad leading other armoured units (including Artillery - Scorcher/Sandstorm). Effective & clear communication including SITREPS/CASREPS/ACEREPS between the units you lead, Squads that you may be assigned to & acting HQ. The candidate will be required to lead an armoured squad that consists of 2 or more fully manned units with increased situational awareness. They will need to demonstrate how to use an armoured squad correctly with effective tactics that will not endanger the crew or other friendly units that they may operate with that are not running in the armour unit.
Formations, engagement protocols, ambushes, countermeasures everything learned over the candidate’s previous training from the other certifications will be necessary but employed by their squad leading capabilities.
The exam - as stated above will be achieved over a period of time. Once applied and a date has been set the candidate will be closely monitored for a time unit the instructor deems what they have learned & displayed has earned them the Gold Cert.
Side note - Attitude comes into effect also, it’s not just about issuing orders but working closely with your squad to help solidify & sync your abilities to provide an effective force.


Chopper Basics - Maneuvering

Requirements: Rifleman Basic
Vehicles used: Hummingbird

For the basic rotary wing certification, the trainee is required to be capable of the core concepts of rotary wing aviation. This includes concepts such as basic control of the aircraft, take-off and landing. Furthermore, the trainee is expected to be able to judge the appropriate time to flare the aircraft when landing. The trainee will be required to take off and fly to pre-specified LZ (Landing Zone) via a pre-planned route they will discuss with their instructor, taking into consideration terrain and potential dangers on the map. The trainee will then need to find a safe area at the LZ and bring the vehicle safely to the ground before taking off again. The trainee will also be required to survive a situation where one or more components of the aircraft fail, where he needs to get out of a possible kill-zone and land the vehicle in a safe location.


Logistics Basics - Pizza delivery guy

Requirements: Rifleman Basic, Chopper Basics
Vehicles used: Mohawk

For the basic logistics certification, the trainee is required to be able to effectively use the logistics script system. The trainee will be required to transfer cargo from a pre-loaded truck into a Mohawk helicopter. This helicopter will then be used to lift an MRAP and move to a designated resupply zone. The trainee is expected to lower the MRAP to the ground, after which he should land at the resupply zone. After the cargo is unloaded, the trainee will return to the starting point, where another set of cargo will be loaded. The trainee is then required to drop this cargo close to the resupply zone from a higher altitude, with a reasonable amount of precision.


CAS Basics - Rookie of the sky

Requirements: Rifleman Basic, Chopper Basics
Vehicles used: Pawnee
For the basic helicopter Close Air Support (CAS) certification, the trainee is required to be able to effectively engage targets from the air. The trainee will be asked to fire upon dummy ground targets while maintaining control over his aircraft. First, the trainee will fire upon vehicle and infantry targets from a near-hovering position at a distance from the target range. The trainee will then be required to engage targets across a larger area while flying through this area. The instructor will also monitor the use of unguided rockets, which should be reserved for (armoured) vehicles and high concentrations of infantry.


Fixed Wing Basics - Rookie stuff

Requirements: Rifleman Basic
You are required to be able to take-off, perform basic flight maneuvers and return for a safe landing in all the Fixed wing air assets available to reach. You will also be required to defeat singular aa missiles fired upon your craft


Driving Certification

This course will cover the duties and the responsibilities of a vehicle driver in Reach Elite Forces. We will cover all aspects of working in a convoy over the duration of the course and follow that up with a practical exam.
This covers correct usage within operations, from tactics and communications between the unit, to vehicle positioning.

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