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    Introduction- Loofy

    Hello ShadowSpear community, I am a 30 year old male, with a personal training background of 10+ years, currently applying for Air Force ROTC. I intend to pursue an engineering degree at the University of Central Florida. The MOS I intend to apply for is that of either a Combat Rescue Officer...
  2. WaffleHouseFan

    Medically rejected by AFSW, hoping to get 18X

    What's up guys. After a year of working through AFSW recruiting, I finally got to MEPs. Today, the AF Surgeon General informed my recruiter that I was disqualified for having cancer.. when I was 3 years old. Despite a letter from my pediatrician verifying that I've been perfectly healthy for 24...
  3. J

    18X Special Forces Pipeline Explained through SFAS - General Breakdown/Tips/Advice

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  4. jstone37fox


    Hey guys, Im jstone and I have completed all the preliminary qualifications for 37F (PSYOPS) and am awaiting a ship date. I scored a 100 on the DLAB, a 90 on the ASVAB, and just graduated with my bachelors degree which should put me at an E-4 at basic. The interest for joining this community is...
  5. e8f8d9

    For those who were Selected at SFAS, how did you physically prepare?

    Hello, I'm non prior-service looking to go 18x with 19th Group. I'm looking to rebuild my training program to make it happen. Should I focus on maximizing my score on the APFT, ACFT, or the PFA? Should I do a Selection-specific training program this early in the game or wait? Here is my...
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    Mid 20s 18x College Grad

    Hi Everyone, I'll keep this brief and will designate my questions to the proper areas. I'm a mid-20s college grad who is strongly considering going 18x (have met with a local recruiter, scored 100% on a practice ASVAB, etc.). I have a finance degree but am not interested in a life down that...
  7. L

    Newly Enlisted | Army 18X

    Hey everybody. Last month I signed my 18X (Special Forces Candidate) contract with the Army and found Shadow Spear while reading up on the Q-Course. I decided to join the forum because I wanted to be able to connect with more experienced individuals and ensure I'm prepared for SFPC & SFAS...
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    18X General Question/Concerns

    What's up Gents, I recently have been given the opportunity the join the army with an 18X contract and leave in early January of next year. My question to operators and the guys who have been to SFAS/ Q-course, what major curveballs or obstacles were thrown at you to make you wish you trained...
  9. 157bear

    Sf/ranger question (civilian)

    I have a question that I can’t really seem to find an answer for online. For the past couple months I have been dead set in the 18x program. Recently a new guy came into my local mma gym and he happened to be a former Army guy. He had been to sfas but was a 21 day non select. He later gave me...
  10. T


    I keep seeing these two exams dlab and tabe as a requirement for SFAS. When do you actually take the DLAB for 18x contract. I keep seeing conflicting stories where it’s done before shipping out and then it’s done sometime later or that they actually don’t use it anymore so I’m kind of confused...
  11. L

    Questions about 75th rangers or special forces

    So far I have spent my time chasing money and worked whatever job paid the most. I have finally figured out that people are right when they say that money cant buy happiness or fulfillment in life so I have decided to pursue something I've always wanted to do and try out for spec ops. I have...
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    Is the recruiter lying to me? (18x)

    I am 20 years old in my junior year of college and went to an army recruiter to see my available options. School just isn’t cutting it for me right now. I told the recruiter I want to do something high speed and he mentioned 18x. I took the asvab and got an 84 with a 120 GT so I qualify. He...
  13. TheKicker

    18x Medical Waiver/ Possible Recruiter Lie?

    Alright, here goes: Eight years ago ( almost nine), I tore through my Meniscus (tissue in the knee) and had an arthroscopic surgery to repair it. I healed up wonderfully, and it has been healthy with no issues even through Highschool/college football and the all intense lifting that goes...
  14. JAG2

    35M, 38B, or 18X

    Hi everyone. Apologies if this isn't the correct place to post this kind of thing, but it seemed like the most relevant place that I've found on this forum. If given another avenue I'll take this elsewhere. I'm just out of college, and hoping to enlist soon as a 35M (Human Intelligence...
  15. clockwork


    Hey guys, I came into the Army three and a half years ago with an 18X contract after getting my bachelor's degree, majoring in psychology and minoring in communication. I went through the pipeline slowly but surely and made it to the end of Robin Sage only to be dropped and told to get some...
  16. standbycontact

    34yo hoping for SOF option(s)

    Hello SS community. I'm a 34yo SSgt in the USMCR and am researching options to go SF through any branch that has openings for a prior service guy. PFT 283, CFT 300, Expert Rifle, Expert Pistol, Advanced Swim Qual, 12 mile ruck in 2:58. Here are the cliffs notes: A lot of the options people talk...