Will They Army Ask you To join SF If You score high Read!!!!

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Bo-Mize
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So if you score Let's say 80+ on ur Asvab ( i know ur line scores only matter well thats what ive been told ). so you get a 80 on Asvab Then a 300 on ur Physical Training. would these scores combined with others get you into special force's Mos stuff ?

As in would the Army ask you to join a Special forces group because you score in the higher % on Test / TRaining / Whatever they make you do ? or will you have to ask to go into SF ?

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MSG Glenn
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@ Bo-Mize

You might be "asked" to try out for SF but since it's strictly a volunteer outfit you'll never be forced into it. To be actually recruited for SF by SF Recruiters once you're in it all depends on what their needs are. I imagine your chances are better now because the Army is downsizing which means that Special Operations units will have a larger mission. For a while the only MOS that a Prior Service person could get when he wanted to go back into the Army was 18X. They may have filled their ranks that way.

If you want SF you should ask for an 18X contract when you enlist. If you require any waivers to join the Army you won't be able to get 18X, a Ranger contract(Option 40) or be able to go to Airborne School(Option 4) after your initial training. If you have that in your contract you're guaranteed to go through the selection process. It's up to you whether you make it. Selection for SF & Rangers is very hard & many wash out.

Bo-Mize
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Thanks

Thanks im 6 foot 155 lbs and been training for 2 years out in las vegas for cross fit stuff. But im married now and its time 2 man up so im looking to go Army. Figured if I go in I should go big or go home :) but thanks for the response and i will try to get one of those contracts. 18x or 40x and if none are available ill just wait THx and no Waivers needed here !!

MSG Glenn
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Correction:

Special Forces is an 18X contract. The MOSs in SF are in the 18-series. To get a Ranger contract it's Option 40.

Let's say that you want to be an Infantryman in a Ranger Battalion - your contract would read "11X Option 40". If you wanted just an Airborne contract without Ranger then it would read "11X Option 4". I'd say that should be the minimum contract you should shoot for.

If you got an 18X contract the first training you'd receive would be Infantry School. All SF go through that. Then you'd go to Airborne School so at the very least you'd be an Airborne qualified Infantryman if you washed out of Special Forces Assessment & Selection. The trouble with that is you probably would not be assigned to an Airborne unit if you washed out. You'd still be able to wear the jump wings, though.

dynomom
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Medical condition that no longer exists

I had IBS(irritable bowel syndrome) when I was younger and I no longer have this condition. I am 17 and tried to enlist with the AF who permanetly disqualified me and then I tried the Army(my first choice really) and I explained my situation. They had me get letters from my family doctor as well as from the specialist and if possible, to see the specialist now and get the letter. Well I did all that and was then told I have to wait until next July(since that was when I saw the specialist) to try again. This seems absurd to me considering I have paperwork signend and dated. I haven't even been treated for years. Is there some other way around this so I don't have to wait? I was really hoping to be signed up and upon graduation have my self ready to go to basic and enter as an E-2. Any and all advice would be great.

MSG Glenn
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@ dynomom

That's a hard call to make. With the Army in the process of downsizing, the war winding down & a crappy civilian job picture the Army is getting all the recruits that it needs. What this means is they can be highly selective as to who they let in. What does your Recruiter have to say about this? Did you get a complete clearance for your prior condition from your doc? If you're completely clear & if enough time has passed since the last event a waiver might be possible. That's assuming that the condition is waiverable. That brings up another problem - the Army is approving very few waivers. Recruiters have been ordered no to even start to process them.

Good luck & keep us updated.