|Positions Filled by SF Team & Company
Level Officers Grades O3 / O4 - Rank Captain & Major
Positions Filled by Special
Forces Captains & Majors
Exercises command, control,
training management, tactical employment, and property
accountability for one Special Forces Operational Detachment A -
the "A" Team. He commands, advises, or assists up to
battalion-sized indigenous forces, and is proficient in
specialized military skills needed to operate in all physical
environments and the cultural awareness, regional expertise, and
language skills for mission deployment.
He is proficient in those tasks
that support the detachment's mission essential task list
(METL), and is familiar with each of the five doctrinal Special
Forces missions and civil-military activities as part of a
joint, combined, or unilateral force across the entire
operational continuum (but concentrates more heavily on those
tasks that support the doctrinal missions assigned in the unit
METL). Plans and conducts operations in permissive,
semi-permissive, and non-permissive or politically sensitive
areas worldwide, often as the senior U.S. Government
Commander of the headquarters
company of a forward deployed Special Forces battalion actively
engaged in counterinsurgency operations. He is responsible for
the command and control of motor, mess, arms room, and nuclear,
biological, and chemical operations. He's also responsible for
the conduct, discipline, morale, welfare, training, and
administration of all assigned personnel.
Responsible for the security and
administration of the battalion consolidated arms room. Serves
as special staff advisor to the battalion commander and
executive officer, and serves as forward operational base
commandant upon deployment. Also serves as food service officer.
Responsible for staff
planning, coordination, and support at all levels of command.
Acts as a staff planner for the Special Forces Operational
Detachment B - the "B" Team - to support training
missions and world deployments.
At the Special Forces Operational
Detachment C level - the "C" Team - he serves as a
principal staff officer to assist in planning and support to the
commander and operational teams. The staff officer ensures the
commander has the necessary information to arrive at a decision
that is doctrinally correct and tactically sound.
This function under the new
TO&E is filled by the Team Technical Officer a SF Warrant
Serves as the exchange
instructor to allied forces. Has the responsibility to train
assistance instructors, organizes the training schedule,
coordinates with the allied school for training areas and
materials, supervises the instruction, and serves as safety
officer during all instruction given in his area of expertise.
He advises and assists the commander and operations officer (S3)
in training development and doctrine. He technically reviews new
training literature developed at the allied training schools.
Serves as the focal point for
all U.S. agencies providing fiscal and material assistance to
the military and civilian populations. Lives and works in a low
intensity, counterinsurgency, hostile environment to provide
assistance to commanders and staff in all aspects of combat
operations, including defense, fire support, logistics,
intelligence, psychological operations, civil-military
operations, and small unit tactics.
Assists the organization in
determining what needs to be accomplished through managing,
planning, coordinating, and conducting front-end analysis of
training requirements. Analyzes performance deficiencies and
validates what training and training aids must be developed or
obtained to accomplish their missions. Designs, develops, and
writes programs needed to carry out training of military and
civilian instructors, training developers and managers, and
motivation-incentive programs for both military and civilians.
Performs as the doctrine training
literature developer and review officer for the command.
Develops capstone doctrine, principles, tactics, techniques, and
procedures for critical special operations mission activities,
and integrates such into Army and joint doctrinal and training
literature. Institutes latest major command guidance, doctrine,
and philosophy and methodology in coordination with other
directorates. Supervises and instructs training development
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