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Special Forces Engineer Sergeant - 18C
- Active/Reserve:Active Duty
Special forces engineer sergeants are specialists across a wide range of disciplines, from demolitions and constructions of field fortifications to topographic survey techniques.
Perform and teach tasks in demolitions, explosives, field fortification, bridging, rigging, reconnaissance and civil action projectsInterpret maps, overlays, photos and chartsCarry out demolition raids against enemy military targets, such as bridges, railroads and fuel depotsEmploy warfare tactics and techniques in infantry operations
Special forces engineer sergeants have very demanding physical requirements. Good eyesight, night vision and physical conditioning are required to reach mission objectives via parachute, land or water. Also required is excellent hand-eye coordination to detonate or deactivate explosives. In most instances, special forces engineer sergeants are required to be qualified divers, parachutists and endurance runners.Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Due to the wide variety of missions, special forces engineer sergeants are trained swimmers, paratroopers and survival experts, as well as trained in many forms of combat. Training for the special forces engineer sergeant consists of 44 weeks of formal classroom training and practice exercises. Some of the skills you learn are:Physical conditioning, parachuting, swimming and scuba divingUsing land warfare weapons and communications devicesHandling and using explosivesBomb and mine disposal
Ability to work as a team memberReadiness to accept a challenge and face dangerAbility to stay in top physical conditionInterest in weapons and artilleryAbility to remain calm in stressful situations
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.
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