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Special Forces Training

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Special Forces

Green Berets Go The Extra Mile

As a member of the Army's Special Forces you will find strength you never knew you had. The road to get there has a number of unique challenges. All Green Berets go through the same basic training as enlisted Soldiers, but are given other opportunities for special training, including Airborne School. For the first time in many years the Army is recruiting civilians to join the U.S. Special Forces.
Special Operations Preparation Course (SOPC)

This is a 30-day course taught at Fort Bragg is designed to help Soldiers prepare for the Special Forces Assessment and Selection course. It focuses on physical training and one of the most important skills a SF Soldier can have land navigation. This course does not guarantee you will pass the Special Forces Assessment/Assignment and Selection (SFAS).
Special Forces Assessment And Selection (SFAS)

This is 24 days of training like you've never experienced. And it's all about survival. Your intelligence, agility and resourcefulness will all be tested. If you make it, you can continue on to the SF Qualification Course.
Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC)

The SFQC consists of five phases (II-VI). If you complete this training, you will be a Special Forces Soldier, one of the Army's experts in Unconventional Warfare.
Individual Skill

The individual skill phase (II) consists of land navigation, small unit tactics and live-fire training.
MOS Training

During the MOS training phase (III) you will be instructed on your specialty skills, which will be based on your background, aptitude and desires.
Collective Training

This phase (IV) consists of Special Forces doctrine and organization, Unconventional Warfare operations, Direct Action operations, methods of instruction and both Airborne and airmobile operations. You will deploy to the Uwharrie National Forest, North Carolina, for an Unconventional Warfare exercise. There you will perform as a member of an Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA). Your specialty and common skills will be evaluated.
Language Training

Language training (phase V) is a key phase of the qualification course. Proficiency in at least one foreign language is part of being a Green Beret. Arabic, Spanish, Chinese and Russian are just some of the languages learned.
Sere Course

The Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) course will end your training in the SFQC (phase VI).
Live Environment Training (LET)

As an SF Soldier, you might receive training that completely immerses you in another culture. You'll learn to be fluent in that country's language, customs and traditions, becoming a virtual citizen of that country.
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - President Theodore Roosevelt, 1910

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