THE MOST COMPLEX MISSIONS.

THE BEST TRAINED SOLDIERS.

THE UNITED STATES
ARMY SPECIAL FORCES

Or the Green Berets, are America’s premier special operations force. The tip of the spear in the United States’ fight against diverse enemies worldwide, Green Berets are experts in unconventional warfare, counterterrorism, foreign internal defense, reconnaissance, direct action, hostage rescue, and other strategic missions.
29 Years
AVERAGE AGE FOR ENLISTED
4 Years
EXPERIENCE IN CONVENTIONAL ARMY
34 Years
AVERAGE AGE FOR OFFICER
CULTURAL & LANGUAGE TRAINING
College Educated
Is married with at least 2 children
PRIMARY MISSIONS
Unconventional Warfare
The cornerstone of Special Forces operations, unconventional warfare is activities conducted to enable a resistance movement or insurgency to coerce, disrupt, or overthrow a government or occupying power by operating through or with an underground, auxiliary, and guerrilla force in a denied area.
COUNTERINSURGENCY
Special Forces Soldiers are often deployed to prevent terrorist and insurgent incidents abroad. They respond to terrorist activities and train other nations' militaries in the basics of fighting insurgents.
Direct Action
Direct Action missions are short duration strikes used to seize, capture, recover or destroy enemy material, or recover personnel.
FOREIGN INTERNAL DEFENSE
Foreign Internal Defense is the act of training and equipping foreign allied military forces to defend against insurgency, subversion, terrorism and other security threats.
SPECIAL RECONNAISSANCE
Surveillance conducted in hostile, denied, or diplomatically or politically sensitive environments is known as Special Reconnaissance. During this mission, Soldiers collect or verify information of strategic significance, and employ capabilities not normally used by conventional forces.
As the threat environment has grown globally since 9/11, the Green Berets continue to be called upon to meet the challenge. Currently, Green Berets are deployed in over 50 countries securing America’s strategic interests. The heavy deployment rotations come at a price: Green Berets continually sustain the highest casualty rate in the Special Operations community. Undaunted, they remain the most capable and effective fighting force that the world has ever seen.

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