SERE COVID-19 Response

By SWCS Public Affairs OfficeJuly 1, 2020

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. – In response to an outbreak of COVID-19 in its Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) course, the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (SWCS) has quarantined 90 students and SERE cadre.

The SERE Course is naturally isolated from other Special Warfare courses and after an individual tested positive for COVID-19 the course was terminated and all of the students were tested and subsequently all were quarantined.

The Command implemented strict COVID-19 guidelines at the onset of the pandemic. Much of the instruction shifted to online, while those portions of the courses that could not be taught online were monitored closely. Students were tested prior to entering training, and daily welfare checks on student health were conducted.

“The health and wellness of our students and staff is our top priority,” said Maj. Gen. Patrick Roberson, SWCS Commanding General and Commandant of the School. “We will do everything we can to protect our students and their families.”

For more information, please contact the USAJFKSWCS Public Affairs Office: or call (910) 396-9394.