Special Forces Soldiers rely on stealth to do their jobs. Teams are organized in small, highly trained groups. This ensures maximum efficiency during a mission.

Teams are made up of 12 men, called Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA). Each team consists of a commander (officer), assistant commander (warrant officer), operations/intelligence sergeant and noncommissioned officer in charge, as well as two of each of the following: weapons sergeants, communications sergeants, medical sergeants and engineer sergeants. Each Soldier in an ODA is specially trained and cross-trained in different disciplines.