As a support soldier in a Special Forces Group you have the unique opportunity to provide direct assistance to Special Forces A-teams, enhancing their capability to perform their mission. Having the ability to work alongside Green Berets and make an impact on their missions allows for a unique experience unfound in most military units.
Special Forces Teams require the highest level of knowledge from their support elements making the training received for both tactical and professional development the best in the military. Special Forces Support takes great pride aiding Green Berets and helping accomplish SF mission success.
Construction, Plumber, Power Production, Interior Electrician, Carpentry and Masonry
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Operator and Maintainer
IT Specialist, Radio Operator and Maintainer
JAG and Paralegal
Electronic Warfare Specialist
Human Resources Specialist (clerk)
Biomedical, Patient Admin, Med Logistics, Animal Care, Combat Medic
Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Warfare and Chemical Recon Detachment
Motor Transport Operator, Transportation Manager
Ammunitions Stock Control and Accounting, Ammunition Specialist
Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic, Utility Equipment Repairer, Generator Repairer, Allied Trades, Small Arms/ Artillery Repairer
Automated Logistics, Petroleum Supply, Food Service, Petroleum Lab, Parachute Rigger, Water Treatment, Supply
Yes, you must become Airborne qualified within one year of joining. For those who are non-prior service you will attend Airborne school as part of your initial training, following AIT or OSUT (with the exception of our parachute riggers who attend Airborne training prior to attending AIT). If you do not become Airborne qualified within your first year, you will be transferred to another unit and barred from returning.
This is a great way to gain a foot hold; it is much easier to attend SFRE and SFAS once you are in the Army National Guard of the state in which you desire to attend an SFRE and gain sponsorship to attend SFAS. It is even easier and often encouraged, if you are the right fit, for those serving in SOF Support roles.
Find the state closest to where you live. You will be responsible for attending drills and training events regardless of where you live; there is no additional compensation or leeway given for individuals traveling long distances. Being a part of this unit is voluntary and not guaranteed.