Army MOS 18D Special Forces Medical Sergeant
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Some of your duties as a Special Forces Engineer may include:

  • Perform and teach tasks in demolitions, explosives, field fortification, bridging, rigging, reconnaissance and
    civil action projects
  • Instruct and perform land and water navigation duties
  • Interpret maps, overlays, photos and charts
  • Plan, teach and perform sabotage operations
  • Carry out demolition raids against enemy military targets, such as bridges, railroads, and fuel depots
  • Employ warfare tactics and techniques in infantry operations
  • Conduct offensive raids or invasions of enemy territories
  • Evaluate terrain
  • Read, interpret and prepare combat orders

Requirements
Special Operations Forces 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 Operations Forces Team
Members are required to be qualified divers, parachutists and endurance runners.

Training
Due to the wide variety of missions, Special Operations Engineers are trained swimmers, paratroopers and
survival experts, as well as trained in many forms of combat. Training for the Special Operations Engineer
consists of 44 weeks of formal classroom training and practice exercises. Some of the skills you learn are:

  • Physical conditioning, parachuting, swimming and scuba diving
  • Using land warfare weapons and communications devices
  • Handling and using explosives
  • Bomb and mine disposal

Related Civilian Jobs
As a Special Operations Engineer, you're trained to defend against dangerous forces. The skills you acquire
during your training as a Special Operations Engineer will prepare you for a future civilian career in law
enforcement. People depend on police officers and detectives to protect and defend their lives and property. A
Special Operations Engineer is perfectly suited for positions such as these. Also, the extensive leadership training
you'll receive will enable you to move directly into practically any civilian management position in the corporate
world.

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Special Forces Teams are among the most specialized combat
forces in the Army. They experience rigorous mental and physical
training in order to carry out their missions in a quick and extremely
effective manner. The Special Forces Engineer is a crucial member
of this team and must be ready to perform a variety of tasks
anywhere in the world on a moment's notice.

Special Forces Soldiers in the Army will conduct offensive raids,
demolitions, intelligence, search and rescue and other missions
from air, land or sea. Special Forces Engineers are specialists
across a wide range of disciplines, from demolitions and
constructions of field fortifications, to topographic survey
techniques.