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Some of your duties as a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant may include:

  • Go behind enemy lines to recruit, train and equip friendly forces for guerrilla raids
  • Clear mine fields, both underwater and on land
  • Carry out demolition raids against enemy military targets
  • Employ warfare tactics and techniques in infantry operations
  • Conduct offensive raids or invasions of enemy territories
  • Maintain proficiency with all foreign high-density light and heavy weapons
  • Evaluate terrain
  • Select weapons placements and sites
  • Assign targets and areas of fire
  • 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. Excellent hand-eye coordination is
also required 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 Weapons Sergeants are trained swimmers, paratroopers and
survival experts, as well as trained in many forms of combat. Training for the Special Operations Weapons Sergeant
consists of 43 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 Weapons Sergeant, you’re trained to defend against dangerous forces. The skills you acquire
during your training as a Special Operations Weapons Sergeant will most certainly 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 Weapons Sergeant 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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