|The Special Forces Soldier
A breed apart, a cut above the
Another kind of soldier.
Highly skilled. Superbly trained.
Unquestionably the world's finest
unconventional warfare expert. A teacher first, and fighter of
uncommon physical and mental caliber. Ready to serve anywhere at
Special Forces demands a
tremendous amount of inventiveness and self-reliance. As its
name implies, it deals with special combat situations you won't
find in most textbooks. The mission: unconventional warfare
operations and counter-insurgency.
You have to be resolute,
resourceful and resilient to earn your place on a Special Forces
"A" team. Each team member is a highly-skilled
specialist - and cross-training ensures the multiple utility of
each soldier on the team.
A CUT ABOVE THE REST
If scaling mountain tops,
parachuting from airplanes and rappelling down sheer cliffs
sounds like an adventure, then you're Special Forces material.
If moving undetected through
jungle undergrowth, infiltrating deep into enemy-held territory
and striking with a force of a lightning bolt is your kind of
challenge, then we may have a job for you. Among the elite, the
distinct, the proud...the Special Forces.
Special Forces involves the most
rigorous, intensive and challenging training you'll ever tackle.
You'll learn guerrilla warfare techniques and strategic
intelligence collection. Field exercises will include aerial
resupply, extraction, small boat operations, infiltration,
raids, ambushes and intelligence collection.
ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH?
Special Forces training is the
most difficult training challenge the Army offers. So you've got
to be good to begin with because training builds on what you
Special Forces requires raw guts,
unwavering determination and dedication to duty. The stuff
highly-motivated professionals are made of. Because only the
best wear the distinctive emblems of the Special Forces. Do you
have what it takes to wear the Green Beret?
NO PLACE FOR AMATEURS
Special Forces soldiers are the
Army's cutting edge. Only the most technically proficient and
highly-motivated non-commissioned officers will ever wear the
Special Forces's tab. If you want to be challenged like you've
never been challenged before, Special Operations is the field
Special Operations Sergeants must
be experts in their individual MOS plus other related duties and
specialties important to their far-reaching missions. If being a
technical expert weren't enough, the Special Forces soldier must
be able to teach these related skills to the people with whom he
works. In the jungle, the desert or on a frozen glacier.
Wherever duty calls.
WEAPONS SERGEANT (MOS 18B)
The weapons expert. Capable of
firing and employing most weapons in the Army's vast arsenal.
Including foreign weapons like pistols, rifles, automatic
weapons and mortars.
ENGINEER SERGEANT (MOS 18C)
Uses explosives for both sabotage
and underwater demolitions. He destroys targets and constructs
buildings and bridges.
MEDICAL SERGEANT (MOS 18D)
The life-saver. Employs the
latest in field medical technology and limited surgical
procedures. The Special Forces medic in an integral part of
civic action programs in bringing medical treatment to native
COMMUNICATION SERGEANT (MOS
Transmits and receives
International Morse Code at a rate of 15 five-word groups per
minute or better. Responsibilities include operation, employment
and maintenance of team lightweight radios and communication
SERGEANT (MOS 18F)
Develops operations and
intelligence for missions in all operational environments.
Advises the commander on the exploitation of intelligence and
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endorsed by the United States Government, the United
States Special Operations Command or the United States
Army Special Operations Command. However, most
information is derived from those sources and has been
checked for accuracy. For comments, questions, and
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Gunnery Network - SOF