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“We are really moving forward with education and we have definitely begun putting the ‘E’ into special operations training.”
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The opening of the SOTEC facility at Holsworthy.
remit has now been widened to lead the human performance optimisation work the command has been undertaking over several years.
“In summary, SOTEC is a hybrid ver- sion of one of Army’s better-known train- ing organisations, like the Combined Arms Training Centre or the Army Logis- tics Training Centre, but we are a smaller organisation and one that has other roles and responsibilities that are specific to the Special Operations mission,” Commander SOTEC added.
“We’re still on the journey of develop- ing and implementing the vision that both MAJGEN Sengelman (the previous SOCAUST) and MAJGEN Findlay have for the organisation, which is to be that pan-command training centre, but we’re moving out on it and we have a range of major initiatives, building on the platform and framework that the SFTC presented us, across a range of functions.”
Although the organisation retains the important role of training special forces personnel and in particular the ongoing
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