The Special Operations Task Group (Estonian: Erioperatsioonide grupp) is a special forces unit within the Estonian Special Operations Force.
Official recruitment to SOTG began in 2005. In early phases of the project, at least a three-year service experience was required from candidates. That requirement was later dropped. Current requirements for the candidate are as follows: at least general secondary education, completed conscript service, passing a general fitness test (at least 62 push-ups in two minutes, 72 sit-ups in two minutes, 3,2 km run under 13:49), a valid decision from the medical committee of the Defence Forces, high proficiency in Estonian and basic proficiency in English. People with a criminal record or an addiction aren't allowed to apply for a spot in SOTG.
The selection consists of four phases. First phase is called the administrative phase and lasts two days. The administrative phase tests include a general fitness test, pull-ups, swimming (500 metres on water, 25 metres underwater, ABC test - which involves diving to a depth of 4,5 metres, putting on a diving mask and swimfins and swimming to the surface), English test, psychological test, interview and an essay. The second phase is called the individual phase and it lasts four days. During that phase, the candidates have to perform many physically and mentally difficult tasks, which test their resilience. The third phase is called the orienteering phase, which lasts four days. This phase requires the candidates to complete different orienteering challenges with a 1:50,000 map and a compass. The candidates have to orienteer during day and night with a full backpack. The final phase is called the team phase and it lasts four days. This phase tests the candidates capability to lead and act as part of a team. Around 80-85% of the participants fail the selection.
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Got to spot for these two coworkers for a short spell at @triplecrange. 5-time Puerto Rico and '96 Olympic shooter, @ortizwinston, ringing steel with my @mcreesprecision 6mm creedmoor and @hornadymfg ELD Match ammo. Dude can shoot! In the back is my buddy @justin_lowes. Got him on at 1,000 yards with an old .270 Win. his grandfather gave him and run-of-the-mill 150gr Remington Core-Lokt ammo. Both ran @sightmark Pinnacle 5-30×50 FFP riflescopes. I connected at 2,000 with my .300 PRC.