My father participated in this training course in January 1960 at Stead Air Force Base in Nevada.
Today I discovered a great website with plentiful information about the program at Stead AFB.
Among other things, the website lists the major elements of the program:
Traps, Snares, Tanning Hides
Signalling & Flares
Parachute Ground Training
Resistance to Interrogation
Rivers & Rafting
Field Teaching Techniques
Escape & Evasion
Rock Climbing & Navigation
Evaluation Trek (Long Walk)
Counter-Insurgencey ( COIN )
After talking to my parents, I changed the date from 1959 to January 1960.
I am greatly disappointed that the website to which I linked, above, is down now. I should have made a personal copy of its contents. I did find a wikipedia article on Stead, but it cannot compare to what was on that website.