Life As a Special Forces Officer
Career Description Lead elite teams that implement unconventional operations by air, land, or sea during combat or peacetime. These activities include offensive raids, demolitions, reconnaissance, search and rescue, and counterterrorism. In addition to their combat training, special forces officers often have specialized training in swimming, diving, parachuting, survival, emergency medicine, and foreign languages. Duties include directing advanced reconnaissance operations and evaluating intelligence information; recruiting, training, and equipping friendly forces; leading raids and invasions on enemy territories; training personnel to implement individual missions and contingency plans; performing strategic and tactical planning for politically sensitive missions; and operating sophisticated communications equipment.
Types of Special Forces Officer Jobs
- Control and Recovery, Combat Rescue
- Sea-Air-Land Officer
- Control and Recovery, Special Tactics
- Parachutist/Combatant Diver Qualified (Officer)
- Parachute/Combatant Diver Officer
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