|The A-Team Leader - Detachment Commander
What are the responsibilities of
a Special Forces Captain / Major?
The Special Forces officer must
be capable of planning and executing four of the five Special
Forces missions of unconventional warfare, foreign internal
defense, direct action, and special reconnaissance. Only
selected Special Forces officers who are specially trained will
have the capabilities to conduct a counter-terrorism mission.
Because Special Forces units can be employed in direct support
of general purpose forces throughout the operational continuum,
the Special Forces officer must also understand his role in the
Air Land Battle and retain his company-level conventional skills
developed in his accession branch.
The unit mission essential task
list (METL) in his Special Forces Group will require knowledge
in a wide variety of common and special operations tasks. Not
only must the Special Forces captain know the tasks that will
make him mission capable in independent special operations, but
he must also be able to operate in close association with
conventional forces in large scale contingency operations.
Because Special Forces units are area-oriented to specific
theaters, the specific battle focus of the assigned unit may
vary from unit to unit.
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