Special Forces Land Navigation Tips

Check out these videos and tips to get you started with land navigation in the field.

Note – with any videos you watch you must spend time in the field with a competent instructor to learn the basics.

The US Army Special Forces Land Navigation Course is an advanced training program designed to teach soldiers in the Special Forces how to navigate through unfamiliar terrain using a map, compass, and other basic tools. This course is part of the Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC), which is a rigorous selection and training process for soldiers who want to become members of the US Army’s Special Forces.

The land navigation course consists of both classroom instruction and hands-on field training, with an emphasis on practical application and real-world scenarios. Soldiers learn how to read and interpret maps, use a compass to orient themselves and determine their location, and navigate through various types of terrain, including forests, mountains, and deserts.

One of the unique features of the Special Forces Land Navigation Course is the use of Special Forces qualified instructors who are experienced in navigating in a variety of environments and conditions. These instructors provide personalized feedback and coaching to help soldiers improve their skills and build confidence in their abilities.

Successful completion of the US Army Special Forces Land Navigation Course is a key requirement for soldiers who want to become members of the US Army’s Special Forces. The skills and knowledge gained through this training are critical for soldiers who may be deployed to remote or hostile environments where accurate navigation is essential for mission success and personal safety.

TIP #1
Make sure that your compass is good quality and ready to go. A compass that is off kilter will completely ruin.

TIP #2
Try to get the most recent and accurate maps at 1: 25,000 scale.

TIP #3
Get a good pace count.

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