Green Berets Go The Extra Mile
The journey to becoming a Special Forces Soldier. The Army has three categories of Soldiers: Enlisted Soldiers, Warrant Officers and Commissioned Officers will not be easy. Special Forces training is rigorous and highly selective, but the courage and strength you will gain as a candidate will stay with you your entire life.
Special Operations Preparation Course (SOPC)
This 2 week course, held at Fort Bragg, N.C., is a primer designed to prepare prospective Green Berets for Special Forces Assessment/Assignment and Selection (SFAS) by focusing heavily on physical fitness. During this course, candidates are also expected to demonstrate a proficiency in land navigation, one of the most important skills a Special Forces.
Special Forces Assessment And Selection (SFAS)
Special Forces Assessment and Selection is geared to test your survival skills, and places an even stronger emphasis on intense physical and mental training. This is considered the first proper phase of Special Forces training.
Phases II-VI continue during the Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC).
Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC)
Qualification consists of five phases (II-VI), lasting approximately 45 weeks. Each phase is designed to foster an expertise in the following areas: small unit tactics, advanced Special Forces tactics, survival skills, language and cultural training, unconventional warfare, survival, escape, resistance and evasion and advanced combat survival tactics.
Small Unit Tactics
The tactics phase, which lasts 13 weeks, drills candidates in advanced marksmanship, counterinsurgency, urban operations, live fire maneuvers sensitive site exploitation and other Special Forces skills. Soldiers will also take part in Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) exercises.
During the MOS Qualification Phase (III), you will receive training for your newly-assigned Special Forces Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). Training for this phase lasts about 15 weeks, and covers additional language training, Special Forces common tasks, Advanced Special Operations Techniques (ASOT), and interagency operations.
Collective Training (Robin Sage)
Robin Sage (Phase IV) is the training phase that serves as the litmus test for Soldiers hoping to earn the Green Beret. Candidates are organized into squads and inserted into a fictional country, known as Pineland, which is made up of several counties spanning North Carolina. Pineland is rife with political turmoil, and candidates must navigate the region and complete a specified mission.
Language and culture
During this 24-week phase (Phase V), candidates will fine-tune their skills in the language to which they have been assigned. Languages include French, Indonesian-Bahasa, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese-Mandarin, Czech, Dari, Hungarian, Korean, Pashto, Persian-Farsi, Polish, Russian, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish and Urdu.
All of the major work and training is completed by phase VI, the graduation phase, which involves a week of out-processing. Candidates will finally don their Green Berets as Special Forces Soldiers.
Also, College tuition paid 100 percent the entire time you are in the service.
Up to $86,536 to go to college AFTER the military with your rent covered by the Military for 4 years. (Can be used by you or split amongst your immediate family members)
Up to $40,000 dollar sign on bonus and/or $50,000 Student Loan Repayment
Free housing (or your rent paid directly) and utilities 100 percent covered for you and your family Free Medical and Dental for you and your family 30 days paid vacation. Free Travel. And much, much more…
You must be: Under 35 No Major Law Violations (Sexual Misconducts, Domestics..)
No Major Medical issues (Missing Limbs, Mental Health Issues..)
Be a US Citizen or Hold at least a green card (I-551)
High School Diploma/GED holder