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Special Forces - 55-3018.00

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O*NET-SOC Description

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.

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Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Advance Seal Delivery System Maintainer (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Advanced Special Operations Techniques (ASOT) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Advanced Special Operations Techniques (ASOT) Manager (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Boat Crew Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Combat Control (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Combat Control Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Combat Control Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Combat Control Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Combat Control Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Combat Control Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Combat Control Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Combatant Diver Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Combatant Swimmer (SEAL) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Conversion NEC SB Special Warfare Boat Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Conversion NEC SO Special Warfare Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Critical Skills Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Diver (Army - Enlisted)
  • Diver First Class (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Diver Second Class (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Joint Special Operations (JSO) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Joint Special Operations (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Joint Terminal Attack Controller (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Marine Special Operations Forces Instructor (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Master Diver (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Master Naval Parachutist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Special Warfare (Combat Support) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Development and Evaluation (DandE) Squadron Command Master Chief (CMC) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Development and Evaluation (DandE) Team Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Development and Evaluation (DandE) Troop Leading Chief Petty Officer (TLCPO) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Sniper (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Special Operations Tactical Medic (SO-TM) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Special Reconnaissance Team (SRT) Command Master Chief (CMC) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Special Reconnaissance Team (SRT) Leading Petty Officer (LPO) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Special Reconnaissance Team (SRT) Platoon Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Special Reconnaissance Team (SRT) Troop Leading Chief Petty Officer (TLCPO) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Special Warfare Special Operations Combat Medic (SOCM) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Navy Aviation Rescue Swimmers (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Navy Diver (Navy - Enlisted)
  • NSW Development and Evaluation Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Parachutist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Reconnaissance Man, Combatant Diver Qualified (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Reconnaissance Man, Parachute and Combatant Diver Qualified (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Reconnaissance Man, Parachutist Qualified (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Reconnaissance Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • SDV MK8/MK11 Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • SDV MK8/MK11 Team Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • SDV Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Sea Air and Land (SEAL) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) Operator Command Master Chief (CMC) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) Operator Leading Petty Officer (LPO) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) Operator Platoon Leading Chief Petty Officer (PLCPO) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) Operator Troop Leading Chief Petty Officer (TLCPO) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Seal Delivery Vehicle (SDV) Team Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Senior Naval Parachutist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • SO Candidate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Forces Candidate Training Accession Reporting Code (Army - Enlisted)
  • Special Forces Communications Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Special Forces Engineer Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Special Forces Intelligence Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Special Forces Medical Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Special Forces Operations Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Special Forces Weapons Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Special Operations Capability Specialist (SOCS) (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Chief Enlisted Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Warfare (NSW) Development and Evaluation (DandE) Team Leading Petty Officer (LPO) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Warfare Boat Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Warfare Boat Operator (SB) Candidate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Warfare Boat Operator (SWCC) Command Master Chief (CMC) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Warfare Boat Operator (SWCC) Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Warfare Boat Operator (SWCC) Leading Petty Officer (LPO) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Warfare Boat Operator (SWCC) Troop Leading Chief Petty Officer (TLCPO) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Warfare Combatant Crewman (SWCC) Intermediate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman Basic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman Master (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman Senior (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Warfare Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Command Master Chief (CMC) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Leading Petty Officer(LPO) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Platoon Leading Chief Petty Officer (PLCPO) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Troop Leading Chief Petty Officer (TLCPO) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Amphibian Crewmember
  • Reconnaissance Crewmember
  • Survival Specialist