I have been training for SFAS the past few months and reading/participating in forums to gather as much information as possible. I have also been talking to recruiters for SF as well as looking into intel programs such as GSP and USASED. The ultimate end goal (300m target) for my career would be as an intel/operator in some TF such as Orange or other unit where I could utilize my intel skill set (HUMINT) and also be a "shooter". That being said my 25m target is training for SF as stated above. After talking to some Great Skillers, I am seriously rethinking the SF route. Mainly because they made it seem that it's nearly impossible to be released from Group to attempt a position in one of those Tier One units. Am I mistaken that those units recruit from SF? The conversation left me lost somewhere in my 100m - 200m targets. Specifically whether I should respond to the SFOD-D and USASED emails or go the SF route. I do not think I have enough time in service (5 yrs active), experience (1 deployment to Afg), or schools (no badges) to be considered competitive for that type of selection. But I don't want to be "stuck" in case I am able to eventually volunteer for those "Orange" type units. Basically I'm just looking for any opinions or guidance from people familiar with these programs and could answer which would be the best route to make me successful and competitive to join a unit that I'm interested in. Thanks in advance.