IMPOSSIBLE IS THEIR DAY JOB.
Be among the best of the best and operate behind enemy lines on a path that offers unmatched excitement, variety and satisfaction. As a Special Forces Soldier, you may train and lead small foreign populations in unconventional warfare, making them experts in guerrilla warfare. Or you may be part of a Direct Action (DA) mission, quickly dropping into an area to capture a prisoner, seize important materials or destroy enemy equipment.
Being a Special Forces Soldier is very physically demanding. Excellent eyesight and top physical conditioning are required to reach mission objectives via air, land or water. All Special Forces Soldiers are required to be qualified parachutists. Most are also qualified Military Free-Fall (HALO) parachutists and combat divers.
Want to join Special Forces? Discover the SF path you should take if you're up to the challenge. Review criteria, qualifications and what it takes to be the best of the best.
If you’ve served in the military before, check out the requirements here.
If you’ve never served in the military, view the requirements here.
Special Forces Missions
Familiarize yourself with the five types of Special Forces missions.
Special Forces History
Follow the path of Special Forces back to WWII.
ARNG vs. Active Duty
Learn about the difference between Guard and Active Special Forces.
SF Assessment and Selection
Those who think they have what it takes must first pass this grueling test.
Special Forces Qualification Course
Recruits hone core competencies and earn the right to don the Green Beret.
Special Forces teams are structured differently to accomplish each mission.