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18F Special Forces Assistant Operations and Intelligence Sergeant GT: 110& CO:100
Enlisted/Officer/Active Duty Closed to women

The Special Forces Assistant Operations and Intelligence Sergeant 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. Writes operation plans and combat orders, and supporting annexes. Conducts briefings, briefba-cks and debriefings. Establishes intelligence nets, conducts agent handling and prepares agent reports within the operational area. Capable of establishing identify through fingerprinting. Processes prisoners of war, writes and establishes security plan and performs decurity duties. Maintains all classified documents in the operational area and establishes destruction and evacuation plans. Provides area specialist assistance to the detachment, SF, U.S. Army, system services and other agencies.

Requirements:

  • Minimum scores of 110 in aptitude area GT, and 100 in aptitude area CO


  • .A physical demands rating of NA


  • A Security Clearance of SECRET


  • Must complete Special Forces Qualification Course formal training course (24 days of training, where you learn to survive using your intelligence, agility, and resourcefulness. You must pass to continue Special Forces Qualification Course)


  • Must meet requirements listed in AR 614-200


  • Be a U.S. Citizen


  • Be able to swim 50-meters wearing boots and battle dress uniform (BDU) prior to beginning the Special Forces Qualification Course. All Soldiers will be given a swim assessment during SFAS to determine whether he has the aptitude to learn to swim


  • Must score a minimum of 229 points on the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT), with no less than 60 points on any event, using the standards for age group 17-21


  • Enlisted applicants must be in the pay grade of E-4 to E-7. Successful completion of SFAS is a prerequisite to the SFQC. (Note: There is an exception for new recruits enlisting in the new 18X recruitment program)


  • Must be a high school graduate or have a general equivalency diploma (GED)


  • Specialists, Corporals, and Sergeants who successfully complete SFAS will normally have their Retention Control Point waived to attend the SFQC. Upon successful completion of SFQC, they will be allowed continued service. Staff Sergeants approaching their RCP will not be allowed to apply. Each Sergeant First Class (SFC) must have no more than 12 years time in service and nine months time in grade when applying for SFAS and must be either airborne or ranger qualified. SFCs must also be able to PCS to the SFQC within six months of selection from SFAS


  • Soldiers on assignment will not be allowed to attend SFAS without their branch’s prior approval. Soldiers on orders to a short tour area will be allowed to attend SFAS if a deferment is not required. These individuals will be scheduled for the next available SFQC after their DEROS. Soldiers who volunteer for SFAS prior to receiving assignment notification will be deferred to allow SFAS attendance. For SFAS graduates, assignment to the SFQC will take precedence over any assignment conflict


  • OCONUS-based Soldiers may attend SFAS in a TDY and return status anytime during their tour. Upon successful completion of SFAS (24 days of training, where you learn to survive using your intelligence, agility, and resourcefulness. You must pass to continue Special Forces Qualification Course).


  • Soldiers will be scheduled for the next available SFQC provided they have completed at least two-thirds of their overseas assignment obligation and have received PERSCOM approval for curtailment of the remainder of their overseas tour obligation. Soldiers serving on a short tour will not have their assignment curtailed


  • CONUS-based Soldiers may attend SFAS in a TDY and return status anytime during their tour. Upon successful completion of SFAS, Soldiers will be scheduled to attend the SFQC ensuring that they will have completed at least one-year time on station prior to PCS


  • Must have a minimum of 24 months remaining Time in Service (TIS) upon completion of the SFQC


  • Must not be barred to ew-wnliarmwnr or be under suspension of favorable personnel action


  • Must not have been convicted by court-martial or have disciplinary action noted in their official military personnel fiche under the provisions of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (Article 15). This provision can only be waived by the Commanding General, United States Army Special Warfare Center and School on a case-by-case basis


  • Must not have been terminated from SF, ranger, or airborne duty, unless termination was due to extreme family problems


  • Must not have 30 days or more "lost time" under CSC 972 within current or preceding enlistment


Duties:

  • Employs conventional and unconventional warfare tactics and techniques in intelligence collection and processing.


  • Establishing and maintaining tactical and operational communications and communications equipment


  • 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.


  • Writes operation plans and combat orders, and supporting annexes.


  • Establishes intelligence nets, conducts agent handling and prepares agent reports within the operational area.


  • Capable of establishing identify through fingerprinting.


  • Performs intelligence and operational duties when task organized in preparation (isolation) for special missions and during operations.


  • Processes prisoners of war, writes and establishes security plan and performs decurity duties.


  • Maintains all classified documents in the operational area and establishes destruction and evacuation plans.


  • Provides area specialist assistance to the detachment, SF, U.S. Army, system services and other agencies.


Training:

  • For new recruits, training begins with One Station Unit Training (OSUT) for Infantry, which combines basic training and job training into one single course of instruction. OSUT for 11B, Infantryman is 13 weeks, 3 days at Fort Benning, Georgia. OSUT is then followed by about 60 to 72 weeks of formal classroom training and practice exercises, at various locations.


  • Special Forces Assistant Operations and Intelligence Sergeant are:
    • trained swimmers

    • paratroopers

    • survival experts

    • trained in many forms of combat

    • scuba diving

    • warfare weapons

    • handling and using explosives

    • using land and communications devices

    • using land and communications devices

    • bomb and mine disposal


Related Civilian Jobs:

  • While there is no directly related job for a Special Forces Assistant Operations and Intelligence Sergeant in the civilian world, the leadership skills you acquire as a Special Forces Assistant Operations and Intelligence Sergeant will help you in many types of civilian careers. A Special Forces Assistant Operations and Intelligence Sergeant in the Army is most closely related to a vital manager in a corporation that would specialize in human resources, training, or labor relations.



Information source: Army Pamphlet 611-21





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