SOF are elite combat units that operate with stealth, concealment,
and surprise to accomplish their operations. SOF conduct
search and destroy missions, clear underwater mine fields,
and go behind enemy lines. They provide specialized air
power for worldwide deployment and assignment to conduct
unconventional warfare, special reconnaissance, counterterrorism,
foreign internal defense, humanitarian assistance,
psychological operations, personnel retrieval, and counternarcotics.
For the most part, Special Operations are not entry-level
positions. The military is looking for service members who
have already proven themselves prior to special operations
At the present time Special Forces
occupations are restricted to male
military members only.
Four-year college degree