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SPECIAL FORCES BRANCH JOBS


  • Special Forces Soldiers pulling security during a dismounted reconnaissance.

    Special Forces Candidate (18X)

    Special Forces candidates are given the opportunity to become a member of one of the most highly skilled combat forces in the world. They must complete and endure the extensive mental/physical training in order to join the Army elite.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions:None
  • Special Forces Officer wearing Army service uniform.

    Special Forces Officer (18A)

    The Special Forces Officer is a captain who is responsible for planning, coordinating, directing and participating in Special Forces operations. He has several duties, including training, resource management, mission and logistics planning, and working with U.S. and foreign government agencies.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions:None
  • Special Forces Soldier shooting

    Special Forces Weapons Sergeant (18B)

    Special Forces Weapons Sergeants employ U.S. and foreign small arms, light and heavy crew served weapons, anti-aircraft and anti-armor weapons.  They are also relied upon to control and supervise tactical offensive and defensive operations as well as perform various airborne operations.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions:None
  • Special Forces Soldiers pulling security during a dismounted reconnaissance.

    Special Forces Engineer Sergeant (18C)

    The Special Forces Engineer Sergeant is a construction and demolitions specialist. As a builder, the engineer sergeant can create bridges, buildings, and field fortifications. As a demolitions specialist, the engineer sergeant can carry out demolition raids against enemy targets, such as bridges, railroads, fuel depots, and critical components of infrastructure.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions:None
  • Special Forces Soldiers pulling security during a dismounted reconnaissance.

    Special Forces Medical Sergeant (18D)

    Special Forces Medical Sergeants are considered to be the finest first-response/trauma medical technicians in the world.

    Though they’re primarily trained with an emphasis on trauma medicine, they also have a working knowledge of dentistry, veterinary care, public sanitation, water quality and optometry.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions:None
  • Special Forces Soldiers pulling security during a dismounted reconnaissance.

    Special Forces Communications Sergeant (18E)

    Special Forces Communications Sergeants operate many kinds of communications gear, from encrypted satellite to high-frequency burst communications systems. They also have advanced computer and networking skills. The communications sergeant is responsible for establishing and maintaining tactical and operational communications.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions:None
  • Special Forces Soldiers pulling security during a dismounted reconnaissance.

    Special Forces Intelligence Sergeant (18F)

    The Special Forces Intelligence Sergeant collects and processes intelligence, plans force protection, conducts threat vulnerability assessments, and is trained in photography, digital intelligence systems, biometrics, forensics and digital media exploitation.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions:None

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