FRIES Master Course

To teach soldiers the skills and techniques that are necessary to become a qualified FRIES Master.

Course Length

3 Days


The course teaches the FRIES Master's mission, responsibilities, safety SOPs and regulations, anchor systems, equipment familiarization, inspection and maintenance, ground training, knots, equipment inspection, tower training, and aircraft rigging and control.

Special Information

This course is restricted to students with a valid ropper memo from first 05 in chain of command and a valid mission need. The SM must be corporal or above.

Note: To remain current, FRIES Masters must execute their duties in a tactical or training exercise every 12 months as outlined in the USSOCOM 350-6. If duties have not been pulled in 18 months, soldier must complete FRIES Master course again.