Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) - Special Forces

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Looking for jobs in the US Army? Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) is the US Army's term for the various jobs available to those that enlist. Take a look at the job listing below and see if any of these jobs are of interest to you.
Click on the name of the job specialty to see additional details about that MOS and requirements to do the various jobs.

Specialty CMF Major Duties
Special Forces Assistant Operations & Intelligence Sergeant 18F

Employs conventional and unconventional warfare tactics and techniques in intelligence collection and processing. Trains and maintains proficiency in all major duties. Provides tactical and technical guidance to the Detachment Commander, indigenous and allied personnel. Plans, organizes, trains, advises, assists and supervises indigenous and allied personnel on collection and processing of intelligence information. Performs intelligence and operational duties when task organized in preparation (isolation) for special missions and during operations.

Special Forces Communications Sergeant 18E

Employs conventional and unconventional warfare tactics and techniques in communications.

Special Forces Engineer Sergeant 18C

Employs conventional and unconventional warfare tactics and techniques in combat engineering and maintains detachment engineer equipment and supplies.

Special Forces Medical Sergeant 18D

Employs conventional and unconventional warfare tactics and techniques in providing medical care and treatment.

Special Forces Officer 18A

Special Forces are experts in conducting operations that don't call for conventional military operations. A Special Forces Officer is responsible for what is typically organized as a 12-man team, known as an Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA).

Responsibilities of a Special Forces Captain may include:

  • Commanding and controlling Special Forces operations in the missions stated above
  • Coordinating employment of Special Forces Soldiers at all levels of command, from ODA to group level and beyond, in U.S. and multi-national operations.
  • Developing doctrine, organizations and equipment for unique Unconventional Warfare missions.
  • Providing instruction on Special Forces processes, systems and equipment at service schools and intelligence training centers.
  • Serving as Unconventional Warfare advisor to other Special Operations units in other armed services.
Special Forces Officer 18O

A Special Forces Officer is responsible for what is typically organized as a 12-man team, known as an Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA).

ODAs are deployed around the world in rapid-response situations whether it's during peacetime, crisis or war. The Special Forces Officer is the team leader of an ODA, responsible for mission organization, outfitting the team and debriefing mission objectives.

Special Forces Senior Sergeant 18Z

Supervises, instructs, and serves as the senior enlisted member for SF activities. Trains and maintains proficiency in all major duties associated with Special Forces.

Special Forces Warrant Officer 180W

Manages all aspects of Special Forces Operations in all operational environments. Supports Joint and Army strategic, operational, and tactical requirements at all levels of execution as concerns mission planning, development, and execution of special operations worldwide. Responsible for the conduct of unconventional warfare, intelligence collection and strategic reconnaissance, collective security, strike operations, and counter terrorism operations. Supports psychological, civil affairs, and deception requirements; and the conduct of other missions, relative to special forces capabilities, as directed.

Special Forces Weapons Sergeant 18B

Employs conventional and unconventional warfare tactics and techniques in individual and small unit infantry operations.