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    18 X-ray - Land Nav Road Kill

    Hello everyone, it’s been a while since I’ve posted here. I’ve been busy and joined the guard as an 18x. I finally got my first chance at selection and was a Land Nav drop the last day before team week. I found 5 points and was road killed looking for a water crossing. I wish I could have...
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    Older Civilian w/Army SF Aspirations Introduction

    Howdy all, TL/DR: I'm a 31 year old civilian with aspirations of earning an 18X contract. I've been in corporate health and wellness for almost 7 years now. I've been a telephonic health coach, onsite coach coordinator, and wellness coordinator. I'm currently a specialty health coach, I...
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    18X Special Forces Pipeline Explained through SFAS - General Breakdown/Tips/Advice

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    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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    USMC to SFAS

    Hello all, I have the tentative green light from my Marine OSO that I will be selected for OCC-R. If I complete OCS and become a reserve officer, I’d eventually like to join special operations. While Marsoc or recon are in the Corps, I don’t like ocean swimming, so Army SF is more appealing. The...
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    Optimal physical makeup for SFAS selection?

    Good evening, Feel free to tell me to fuck off if this has already been previously asked. I went rucking the other day with a 50 pound pack and was able to maintain a 9 minute mile pace with ease. However, I definitely noticed the lower back pain that comes with it. I'm very skinny...
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    Young, aspiring ODA team member

    Greetings everyone, The title speaks for itself but allow me to elaborate. Growing up, I always wanted to be a Navy SEAL. For me, that was the epitome of what it meant to be "Special Forces". Obviously I was wrong. I learned more about the ACTUAL SF guys and realized that they are a whole...
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    Dropping SF packet as soon as I turn 20?

    Hey yall. I'm currently 18 years old. I graduate High School in a few weeks and I'll be shipping off soon after that. My dream is to be apart of an ODA. However, due to the age requirement, I do not qualify for the 18x pipeline. I plan on going in as an 11b with an Airborne contract. Once I...
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    Switching from Pre RASP to SF

    Hey guys, long story short I'm a 24 year old private that joined the army with aspirations of serving in special operations. I initially signed as an 18x but after some self reflection I decided I wasn't mature enough to take on that challenge, so I switched to 11x with an option 40. Since...
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    Family and SFQC, how to best succeed in both

    I have searched throughout the site and I couldn't find a thread that addressed my question directly, so I am brining it here to hopefully gain some insight. I have been married for a year and a half but had been dating for 5 years prior to marriage. We waited to get married because when we...
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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...
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    Need some assistance

    Hello Everyone, I am really at a crossroads in my life and need some guidance. Ever since I was a child it has been my desire to become a Green Beret. Unfortunately, I faced some very strenuous adversity at a young age. I was diagnosed as a child (back when almost all kids were) with...
  13. 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...
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    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...
  15. TheKicker

    Delta Rigor?

    Howdy SS, Just out of curiosity, how rigorous is Delta selection (if anyone knows or has first hand experience)? Out of all the guys who try out from the Rangers, SF, etc, what do you think the pass rate is? I have heard anywhere from 5-20% of the best soldiers we have make it to Delta...
  16. TheKicker

    Alternate Rucking Advice

    Howdy: I understand from my research here that SFAS rucking is on a lot of sand, and that obviously the best way to train for that is (you guessed it) in sand. Unfortunately, here in the Alamo City of the great state of Texas, there is not a speck of sand. We have rock hard dirt...