Advanced Ground Team Member School

Advanced GSAR 2013

Commandant: Lt. Colonel Michael Long

Session One: 14 - 20 July 2019

Session Two: 21 - 27 July 2019

Ground Team Training Overview

GSAR Packing List

Advanced GSAR Schedule


Student Prerequisites:


The Advanced Course is an intensive combination of classroom and field training that provides students with the opportunity to complete all requirements for a rating as an Advanced Ground Team Member.

Entrance-testing of students in the use of compass, equipment check (24 & 72 hr Gear) and use of direction finding equipment is required.  Students who do not successfully complete these tasks may face remedial training, or reassignment to the Basic Ground Search and Rescue Course.

Graduation requires completion of 100% of the task requirements, including having the required gear. There are no opportunities for students to acquire gear during the activity.  It is imperative that students use the task guide and NESA’s packing list to insure they have all required gear. 

This course will include overnights in the field, search operations, and cross-country travel.  Students will be required to construct and sleep in field expedient shelters; no tents are allowed.

This course will include some overnights in the field, search operations, cross-country travel, etc. Those completing the course successfully will be eligible for their CAPF 101 ground team qualification (GTM2, GTM1) and the basic ground team badge.


Travel: Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements. Transportation will be arranged for those flying into Indianapolis International Airport. We must know travel arrangments in advance to make arrangements.