U.S. Army
Special Operations

Special Forces

Liberate the Oppressed

The Quiet Professionals

Special Forces are elite teams consisting of mature, intense, highly-trained operators. SF Operators receive specialized training in advanced weapons, language, demolitions, combat medicine, military free-fall, and advanced combat tactics. Today's quiet professional operates in autonomous environments as the most trusted force in America's Army.

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Benefits of Being Special Operations

The Elite SF Team

Advanced Training Opportunities

Some special detachments consist of:

Military Free-Fall (HALO) Teams Free-Fall ODAs are trained to high standards in military parachuting, including High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) oxygen-assisted parachute insertion. All members of a MFF ODA will have gone through Military Free-Fall and two members of a MFF Team are MFF Jumpmasters.
Combat Diver/SCUBA Teams Trained in amphibious infil/exfil, including small boat ops and SCUBA diving. All members of a Combat Diver Team will have passed the SF Diver Q-Course.
Mountain Teams Mountain ODAs have been trained in mountaineering and associated disciplines such as horsemanship and cold-weather operations.
Mobility/Mounted Teams Mounted ODAs specialize in the use of the Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV).

Enlisted Requirements

Officer Requirements

Required Documents

These documents are required to be returned to your recruiter. For questions or clarification, please contact your recruiter. Documents can be downloaded here.

How to Prepare

The SFAS packing list can be found here.

Training Pathway

Army National Guard Opportunities

19th SFG (A) 20th SFG (A)

Inter-Service Opportunities

Special Forces Crest