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55-3018 Special Forces

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.

Military Enlisted Tactical Operations and Air/Weapons Specialists and Crew Members (broad occupation)

Military Enlisted Tactical Operations and Air/Weapons Specialists and Crew Members (minor group)

Military Specific Occupations (major group)

List of SOC Major Groups

SOC User Guide

 

Last Modified Date: October 26, 2009