Special Forces Teams are among the most specialized combat forces in the Army. They experience rigorous mental and physical training in order to carry out their missions in a quick and extremely effective manner. Special Forces candidates are guaranteed the opportunity to “try out” for Special Forces. It does not guarantee that the recruit will be accepted into the Special Forces program. It only guarantees that the recruit will be given the opportunity to see if he has what it takes to become a member of one of the most highly-skilled, combat ready forces in the world.
There are four entry-level Special Forces Military Occupational Specialties. The decision of which specialty you will be trained in is based on your background, aptitude, desire and the needs of the Army:
* Special Forces Weapons Sergeants are the weapons specialists and tacticians. They’re capable of operating and maintaining a wide variety of U.S., Allied, and other foreign light and heavy infantry weapons, and in infantry tactics.
* Special Forces Engineer Sergeants are specialists across a wide range of disciplines; from demolitions and constructions of field fortifications, to topographic survey techniques.
* Special Forces Medical Sergeants are considered to be the finest first-response/trauma medical technicians in the world.
* Special Forces Communications Sergeants can operate every kind of communications gear, from encrypted satellite communications systems to UHF and VFH systems.