Because the difference between a hard target and an easy target … is everything.

12 Patch
GORUCK Constellation 12
10-12 Hours

GORUCK Constellation 12 trains you to be a hard target and a protector of what you hold dear. This is not an "offensive" event by design. Firearms and combatives training are not part of this event. You and your cell will move throughout the city with a rucksack of supplies and learn what escape and evasion looks and feels like in a time of chaos. Once you see the constellations, you know exactly how to find them no matter where you are. This knowledge makes you a hard target. Upon successful completion, you’ll earn the GORUCK CONSTELLATION patch, which will never be for sale.

NOTE: All Instruction Modules have been updated from the 2017 Constellation Series.

12 Patch
GORUCK Constellation 6
5-6 Hours

GORUCK Constellation 6 introduces you to the fundamentals of urban survival. You and your cell will be instructed on critical survival techniques and put your new skills to the test in a mission based scenario. This is a crash course in survival that will give you the confidence to operate in sub-optimal conditions. Although not a prerequisite, the skills you acquire at Constellation 6 serve as the foundation for Constellation 12. Upon successful completion, you’ll earn the GORUCK CONSTELLATION 6 patch, which will never be for sale.




Natural disasters wreak havoc, manmade catastrophes strike terror, and chaos reigns. You’re forced to escape and evade with a ruck on your back, and those dearest to you by your side. The question you have to ask yourself is, are you a hard target … or an easy one?

GORUCK Constellation is a scenario-driven event led by GORUCK’s Special Forces Cadre, all experts in urban survival. You and your small cell will move through a series of tasks and checkpoints–the stars that form the constellations in the urban terrain. You’ll learn how to prepare and plan for chaos and how to connect the dots of your city, on the move. The goal, of course, is to sharpen your mind into the greatest weapon you have.

Because the difference between a hard target and an easy target … is everything.


How It Works

Scenarios are based off of natural and manmade disasters such as hurricanes in Florida, earthquakes in San Francisco, or riots anywhere. There is no "cookie-cutter" Constellation event, and no two are alike.


You will be broken down into small teams aka cells. You can choose your cell or your Cadre will assign you to one at the start. The members of your cell may evolve depending on ground truths at the Cadre’s discretion. Complacency is the enemy.


Following Cadre Instruction Modules, your cell will execute a series of tasks as outlined by the Cadre to ensure that you "get it." You learn best by doing, not just listening. So you’ll do and do some more.


The Cadre rotate from cell to cell, checkpoint to checkpoint, and provide feedback on the go. Any/all questions welcomed. If necessary, the Cadre will shadow you and your cell until you “get it.”


Your Cadre’s job is to instruct and provide feedback to any and all who show up. You will operate autonomously, as a cell, for much of the event. More effort on your part leads to more lessons, same as with everything in life. All local laws are in effect at all times.


Moderate/Low. Constellation events are “gentleman’s courses” with rucking components. No push-ups, no logs. You will be on the move throughout, each task further sharpening your mind. You move at your own pace, via various methods.


CONSTELLATION 6 Instruction Modules

Developing a Disaster Mindset
Urban Navigation
Fire Starting & Water Purification
Escape & Evasion + Cover & Concealment

CONSTELLATION 12 Instruction Modules

Hard Skill Refresher (Recaps Const. 6 Modules)
Building Expedient Night Vision Goggles
Building Expedient Cell Phone Charger
Austere Medicine
Improvised Weapons & Defense
Early Warning Detection Methods
Survival Scavenging & Cooking