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What Does it Take to Be a Special Force?

Job Description & Duties Implement unconventional operations by air, land, or sea during combat or peacetime as members of elite teams. These activities include offensive raids, demolitions, reconnaissance, search and rescue, and counterterrorism. In addition to their combat training, special forces members often have specialized training in swimming, diving, parachuting, survival, emergency medicine, and foreign languages. Duties include conducting advanced reconnaissance operations and collecting intelligence information; recruiting, training, and equipping friendly forces; conducting raids and invasions on enemy territories; laying and detonating explosives for demolition targets; locating, identifying, defusing, and disposing of ordnance; and operating and maintaining sophisticated communications equipment.

Other Special Force Job Titles

  • Reconnaissance Man
  • Special Warfare Operator
  • Reconnaissance Crewmember
  • Special Forces Engineer Sergeant
  • Reconnaissance Man, Parachute and Combatant Diver Qualified

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