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Special Forces Officers - 55-1017.00

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O*NET-SOC Description

Lead elite teams that implement unconventional operations by air, land, or sea during combat or peacetime. These activities include offensive raids, demolitions, reconnaissance, search and rescue, and counterterrorism. In addition to their combat training, special forces officers often have specialized training in swimming, diving, parachuting, survival, emergency medicine, and foreign languages. Duties include directing advanced reconnaissance operations and evaluating intelligence information; recruiting, training, and equipping friendly forces; leading raids and invasions on enemy territories; training personnel to implement individual missions and contingency plans; performing strategic and tactical planning for politically sensitive missions; and operating sophisticated communications equipment.

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Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Advanced Seal Delivery System (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Combatant Diver Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Combatant Diver Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Combatant Diver Qualified (Officer) (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Commanding Officer, Special Warfare Team (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Executive Officer, Special Warfare Team (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Expeditionary Ground Reconnaissance (EGR) Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Parachute/Combatant Diver Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Parachutist/Combatant Diver Qualified (Officer) (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Sea Air and Land (SEAL) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Sea-Air-Land Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Seal Delivery Vehicle Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Special Forces (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Special Forces Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Special Operations Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Special Weapons Unit Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)

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