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What is a Special Force?

Example of Special Force Job 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.

Types of Special Force

  • Advance Seal Delivery System Maintainer
  • Reconnaissance Man, Combatant Diver Qualified
  • Special Forces Communications Sergeant
  • Combatant Swimmer (SEAL)
  • Pararescue Craftsman


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