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Special Forces (SF) operators are the Guard’s most highly trained Soldiers. Their path is unconventional, offering unmatched excitement and variety. SF Soldiers train guerrilla armies, execute direct action missions behind enemy lines, conduct counterterrorism, and more.
The physical demands are as big as the job, including excellent eyesight and top physical conditioning to reach mission objectives via air, land or water. All SF Soldiers are qualified parachutists—and most are also qualified free-fall (HALO) parachutists and combat divers.
Supporting Special Forces, Civil Affairs Soldiers are the field commander's link to the civil authorities in his area. Psychological Operations (PSYOP) Soldiers specialize in cultural expertise, language proficiency, military deception and advanced use of media.
Discover your SF path—if you're up to the challenge. See what it takes to be 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 duty 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.