By: MSg Jessie N Villaruel PN (M)
The Special Reaction Unit (SRU) maintains its proficiency and preparedness for any emergency situation it may be called out to perform. Soldiers can be compared to a dagger wherein blades must always be kept sharp and ready for use. As for soldiers – trainings, seminars and refreshers in their field of expertise are needed to make them sharp and swift to react in whatever situation they may be called to respond to.
Like the sharp edges of a dagger’s blade, SRU members are toughened by the continuous grinding of training. The trainings that SRU underwent this year include:
Sniper Refresher Training conducted in Camp O’Donell, Capas, Tarlac and participated by the organic snipers and the OPCON PNP-SAF snipers from 22 to 27 October 2013. The said training was supervised by the competent training personnel of this unit. Proficiency SCUBA diving conducted last 31 October 2013 in Anilao, Mabini, Batangas. This training aims to build team/self-confidence and obtain experience and techniques on underwater navigation and security operations.
The convoy drills with counter ambush maneuvers, conducted from 04 – 09 November 2013 under the supervision of the training committee of this unit. It reviewed the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP’s), convoy command and control, integrity movement when passing thru danger areas, covering the VVIP during hostile fire situations, and review on immediate return fire against threats, cover fires and maneuvers, assaults and search SOP’s.
Explosive Detection Dog Handler Course (EDDHC) Cl-08 -13 that opened on 01 October 2013. This course was articipated by one (1) PNP officer and ten (10) Enlisted Personnel and they were expected to graduate early 2014. The objective of this training is to replace the aging Bomb Dogs of this command and for the preparation of additional dog handlers to replace those who are planning to retire in the coming years.
The Special Reaction Unit, the sharp dagger of the PSG, always ready in any eventuality.