Watch The Selection: Special Operations Experiment

In this competition series, a group of ambitious civilians endure training that's similar to that experienced by military special forces soldiers. The physical challenges are led by actual special forces veterans. The series debuted in 2016 on the History cable network.

1 Season, 8 Episodes
December 8, 2016
History
8.8/10
Cast: Adam Pepper, Donnie Bowen, Marcus Capone, Tyler Grey
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The Selection: Special Operations Experiment Full Episode Guide

  • The remaining candidates are required to complete a field training exercise, commonly known in the military as an FTX. Everything they have learned up to this point must be used in order to pass the different stages of this FTX. They will face the most difficult challenge of their life, and only those who finish, will pass The Selection.

  • Instructor Bowen leads the group in a class on hand to hand combat training before all of the candidates must face off against each other. The group is then led to a swimming pool where the Navy SEALs put the remaining candidates through the most dangerous exercise yet--drown proofing.

  • Instructor Bowen leads the group in a class on hand to hand combat training before all of the candidates must face off against each other. The group is then led to a swimming pool where the Navy SEALs put the remaining candidates through the most dangerous exercise yet

  • In a stealth and concealment exercise, the participants go out on the ultimate game of hide and seek, where they are tasked with camouflaging themselves in a hide-site to evade detection by the instructors. If "captured," they will suffer unimaginable consequences as they experience the mental rigors of SERE training.

  • The Instructors send the remaining 15 participants to rescue a "downed pilot," an exercise designed to test the teamwork of the group as well as the leadership of a select few. The group also attempts to keep up with Instructor Haggerty as he leads the team on an unbelievable physical feat.

  • After only two hours of sleep, the instructors lead a grueling day of Navy SEAL training in the Pacific Ocean, where exercises in surf immersion, land portage, and extreme exposure to the cold push the participants to the edge.

  • Civilians try an experiment to trained by special ops veterans.

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