The 1st Special Warfare Training Group (SWTG) organizational flash is worn on the green beret, reflecting the group’s designation as a Special Forces unit. Members of the 1st SWTG who have earned a Parachutist or Air Assault badge are authorized to wear the oval made of the same colors as the flash (ovals are officially called Airborne background trimming in Army regulations). Information and wear guidance for both the flash and oval are found in subsections (a) and (b) of Chapter 21-32 of the January 2021 edition of DA PAM 670-1, while detailed instructions on the placement of Parachutist and Air Assault badges is found in Chapter 22-16 (b).

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Based at Fort Liberty (formerly Fort Bragg) as part of the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, the 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne) provides training in all aspects of Special Forces and Special Operations warfare, with different Battalions responsible for different areas of training and administration.

In addition to conducting SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape) training, 1st Battalion also conducts assessment and selection of candidates for training Special Forces, Civil Affairs, and Psychological Operations. 2nd Battalion handles training in tactical skills with courses for Military Free Fall parachuting (including Advanced Infiltration Techniques), Combat Diving (Qualification and courses for Supervisor and Medical Technicians), Advanced Targeting Reconnaissance / Target Analysis Exploitation, and Sniper.

3rd Battalion courses focus solely on Civil Affairs, and 5th Battalion trains in all aspects of Psychological Operations. 6th Battalion hosts advanced courses in Special Operations, Special Forces, Surveillance, SF Network Development, and more.

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