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Combat Missions


Combat Missions (Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)


Combat Missions is a one hour long reality TV show produced by Mark Burnett and hosted by former Survivor castaway, Rudy Boesch, that aired from January to April in 2002 on the USA Network. It pits four teams of highly-experienced military and police operatives against each other in physical challenges and "mission" scenarios. Each team has a call sign and corresponding color. The four teams are Alpha (Red), Bravo (Blue), Charlie (Yellow) and Delta (Green). The team members were past and present members of SWAT, the United States Army Special Forces, the Navy SEALs, Marine Recon, the CIA Special Operations Group, the Delta Force, and the U.S. Army Rangers. The mission scenarios has each team face off against the opposing "Shadow force" (not another team) using MILES gear in real-life combat situations. The show was not picked up for a second season.

Scott Helvenston, one of the contestants from the Delta team went on to work for Blackwater USA in Iraq after the show and was killed in action on March 31, 2004.

Competition

Each of the four teams starts the competition with six players. The 15 week contest is split into three sections. Each week is referred to as an "Evolution." During each evolution two teams are chosen to go head to head, first in a training exercise and then in a combat mission. Training exercises are usually physical challenges, including climbing, swimming, running and shooting. The team who completes the exercise quickest receives extra points towards that week's mission. The combat mission pits those two teams against each other in a combat-like scenario, some military in nature, some SWAT-related. Both teams start out with 1000 points, plus whatever was earned by the winner of the training mission. Points are then deducted for team members killed and time taken in the mission itself. Failure to complete all objectives, or the death of all team members results in a 'total mission failure.' Whichever team has the most points after both teams have run the mission wins. For the first six evolutions, the team with the lower score was forced to vote off a player, and then headed into the dossier room to select a replacement. From evolution 7-12, lost players were no longer replaced, severely weakening the losing teams. During the last phase, the entire losing team was kicked off in order to determine the overall winning team. After that team (Bravo) was selected, it was split into two teams of 3 who faced off. From those 3 remaining players one was eliminated in a Training Exercise, and the final two faced off in a mission in order to select the Combat Missions individual champion.

Contestants

Name Team Background Notes
Mark Jackson Alpha SWAT Whole-Team Discharge (Evolution 12)
Scott Oates Alpha Navy SEALs Whole-Team Discharge (Evolution 12)
Mell Spicer Alpha Navy SEALs Whole-Team Discharge (Evolution 12)
Daniel Patrick O'Shea Alpha Navy SEALs Voted Off (Evolution 7) No Replacement
Frank Monestere Alpha Special Forces Voted Off (Evolution 6) Replaced by Eric Johnson
Chris Pate Alpha SWAT Voted Off (Evolution 2) Replaced by Harald Zundel
Harald Zundel Alpha Navy SEALs Replaced Pate (Evolution 2); Whole-Team Discharge (Evolution 12)
Eric Johnson Alpha Navy SEALs Replaced Monestere (Evolution 6); Voted Off (Evolution 9) No Replacement
Dexter Fletcher Bravo SWAT Combat Missions Champion
Jeff Byers Bravo Navy SEALs Third Place, lost the marksmanship challenge
Steve Claggett Bravo SWAT Lost the three-on-three team challenge
Mark Corwin Bravo Marine Force Recon Lost the three-on-three team challenge
Bob Kain Bravo SWAT Second Place, lost against Fletcher
Sean Sirker Bravo Special Forces Replaced Taylor (Evolution 8); Lost the three-on-three team challenge
Jody Taylor Bravo SWAT Medical Discharge (Evolution 8) Replaced by Sean Sirker
Cade Courtley Charlie Navy SEALs Replaced Potter (Evolution 4); Whole-Team Discharge (Evolution 11)
Ken Greaves Charlie Navy SEALs Whole-Team Discharge (Evolution 11)
Justin Young Charlie Marine Recon Whole-Team Discharge (Evolution 11)
Jeff Everage Charlie Navy SEALs Drew Red-Tipped Sword (Evolution 1) Replaced by Wilson Wong
John Potter Charlie Navy SEALs Voted Off (Evolution 4) Replaced by Cade Courtley
Edward Bugarin Charlie Special Forces, Delta Force Voted Off (Evolution 5) Replaced by Jonathan Weber
Wilson Wong Charlie SWAT Replaced Everage (Evolution 1); Discharged Self (Evolution 8) No Replacement
Ossie Crenshaw Charlie SWAT Voted Off (Evolution 10) No Replacement
Jonathan Weber Charlie Marine Force Recon Replaced Bugarin (Evolution 5); Whole-Team Discharge (Evolution 11)
Baz Delta CIA/US Marines Whole-Team Discharge (Evolution 13)
George Ciganik Delta Marine Recon, SWAT Replaced Teeple (Evolution 3); Whole-Team Discharge (Evolution 13)
Scott Helvenston Delta Navy SEALs Whole-Team Discharge (Evolution 13)
Rodney Nutter Delta Marine Force Recon Whole-Team Discharge (Evolution 13)
John Winn Delta Marine Force Recon Whole-Team Discharge (Evolution 13)
William Nissen Delta Army Rangers Replaced Estadt (Evolution 12); Whole-Team Discharge (Evolution 13)
Rod Teeple Delta Navy SEALs Discharged Self (Evolution 3) Replaced by George Ciganik
Garth Estadt Delta Special Forces Medical Discharge (Evolution 12) Replaced by WIlliam Nissen

Results

Tank takeout

Teams Into Mission Dead (50 point penalty) Time (5 point penalty) Score
Charlie 1000 -250 (5 dead) -180 (36 minutes) 570
Bravo 1025 -200 (4 dead) -175 (35 minutes) 650
Delta 1000 -150 (3 dead) -155 (31 minutes) 695
Alpha 1050 -250 (5 dead) -110 (22 minutes) 690

Prisoner rescue

Teams Into Mission Dead (50 point penalty) Time (5 point penalty) Score
Bravo 1000 0 (0 dead) -95 (19 minutes) 905
Delta 1075 Total Mission Failure 0
Alpha 1075 -50 (1 dead) -100 (20 minutes) 925
Charlie 1000 -200 (4 dead) -190 (38 minutes) 610

Hostage rescue

Teams Into Mission Dead (50 point penalty) Time (5 point penalty) Score
Charlie 1000 -200 (4 dead) -50 (10 minutes) 750
Delta 1050 0 (0 dead) -85 (17 minutes) 965
Bravo 1000 -50 (1 dead) -30 (6 minutes) 920
Alpha 1050 -50 (1 dead) -45 (9 minutes) 705*


  • Alpha lost 250 points for cheating. They used a poncho to cover the hostage and defeat the purpose of the MILES laser gear which was against the rules. Then they lied when asked why they did it, offering the excuse that they were "treating for shock". Daniel Patrick O'Shea (team leader for Alpha) later admitted that it was his decision to use the poncho.

Pilot down

Teams Into Mission Dead (50 point penalty) Time (5 point penalty) Score
Delta 1075 -50 (1 dead) -160 (32 minutes) 865
Alpha 1000 -200 (4 dead) -140 (28 minutes) 660
Charlie 1075 -50 (1 dead) -110 (22 minutes) 915
Bravo 1000 0 (0 dead) -75 (15 minutes) 925

Missile hangar

Teams Into Mission Dead (50 point penalty) Mission Objective (100 point penalty) Time (5 point penalty) Score
Bravo 1000 -100 (2 dead) -100 (Killed ATF Agent) -40 (8 minutes) 760
Alpha 1075 -200 (4 dead) -100 (Failed to secure ATF Agent) -55 (11 minutes) 720
Delta 1050 -150 (3 dead) 0 (Successfully Secured ATF Agent) -65 (13 minutes) 835
Charlie 1025 Total Mission Failure 0

Meth lab

Teams Into Mission Dead (50 point penalty) Mission Objective (100 point penalty) Time (5 point penalty) Score
Bravo 1075 -50 (1 dead) 0 (Successfully Arrested Santos Hernandez) -135 (27 minutes) 890
Charlie 1000 -100 (2 dead) -250 (Santos Escaped) -125 (25 minutes) 525
Delta 1000 -150 (3 dead) 0 (Successfully Arrested Santos Hernandez) -120 (24 minutes) 730
Alpha 1050 -100 (2 dead) -250 (Santos Escaped) -140 (28 minutes) 560

Fuel dump demolition

Teams Into Mission Dead (50 point penalty) Mission Objective (100 point penalty) Time (5 point penalty) Score
Delta 1000 -50 (1 dead) 0 (Successfully Rescued the POW's) -125 (25 minutes) 825
Bravo 1050 0 (0 dead) 0 (Successfully Rescued the POW's) -95 (19 minutes) 955


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