18E SPECIAL FORCES COMMUNICATIONS SERGEANT
Special Forces communications sergeants can operate every kind of communications gear, from encrypted satellite communications systems to old-style high-frequency Morse key systems.
- Organize, train, advise and supervise in the installation, utilization and operation of communications equipment
- Establish and maintain tactical and operational communications
- Supervise the communications functions for special operations or missions
- Plan, prepare and assist in the communications targets portion area of study
Being a Special Forces Communications sergeant is very physically demanding. Good eyesight and physical conditioning are required to reach mission objectives via air, land or water. All Special Forces Communications sergeants are required to be qualified parachutists. Most are also qualified Military Free Fall (HALO) parachutists and combat divers.
To serve in the Guard, you must take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). It’s a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identifies which Army job is best for you.
Due to the wide variety of missions, Special Forces communications sergeants are trained swimmers, paratroopers and survival experts, as well as being trained in many forms of combat. Training for Special Forces communications sergeants consists of 60 weeks of formal classroom training and practice exercises.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Physical conditioning, parachuting, swimming and scuba diving
- Using land warfare weapons and communications devices
- Handling and using explosives
- Bomb and mine disposal
REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Minimum 50 on the ASVAB with an absolute minimum General Technical (GT) line score of 110
- Readiness to accept a challenge and face danger
- Ability to stay in top physical condition
- Interest in medicine and science
- Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
180A Special Forces Warrant Officer
FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
As a Special Forces communications sergeant, you’re trained to defend against dangerous forces. You will also receive valuable training in the field of communications.
The skills you acquire as a Special Forces communications sergeant will most certainly prepare you for a career in law enforcement. The extensive leadership training you’ll receive will enable you to move directly into practically any civilian management position in the corporate world.