Hello everyone, I have a question regarding whether or not I can attend SFRE to be considered for SF in NG if I join Navy reserve at age 35. Any advice or perspective on my situation is greatly appreciated. My plan would be to join the Navy (since age cut-off is 39 and I just turned 35) as a Corpsman or an Intelligence MOS. I would then serve until I reached an E-4 grade and then look for the first available SFRE date. I have enough college credits to begin my initial enlistment as an E-3. I live in Southern California and this is what I gathered from Company A 5/19th Special Forces Group: "Must be male, minimum age of 20. No maximum age, based on military qualifications and individual evaluation." My current situation is I've actually been in the process with ANG for almost a year already. But the long process of a medical waiver finally cleared 6 days past my 35th birthday. This has put my enlistment on hold for 3 months now. Even a letter from a Congressman hasn't yielded any results. My background is I'm a Fireman in South Central Los Angeles and have been so now for 13 years. The area I work in has long been known for it's gang activities. Shootings along with other violent crimes have become common place there since long before I was assigned to that station. Because of my experience/training, I feel that 18D or 18E is where I would like to eventually serve. 18E because effective emergency fireground communications with radios is also a big part of my duties. If given the opportunity, I would like the Army to teach me how to do this job at their capacity. So again my question is: Can a path to Special Forces be accomplished through the Navy after 35 y/o? I apologize ahead of time for the long post but like I said earlier, I've been in this process for over a year now and I have a hard time taking no for an answer. Thank you in advance. Truck33
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