MOS 180A—Special Forces Warrant Officer

Special Forces Warrant Officer (MOS 180A) Description / Major Duties:

Special Forces Warrant Officers are Combat Leaders and Staff Officers who manage all aspects of Special Forces Operations in all operational environments. Specialized Officers in joint, strategic, operational, and tactical requirements at all levels of planning and execution of special operations worldwide. They are responsible for the conduct of unconventional warfare and joint integration of Special Forces tactics and techniques. They advise commanders on strategic reconnaissance, intelligence collection, strike, and security operations. They lead specialized teams in Advanced Special Operations, counter terrorism, psychological, civil affairs and other missions, relative to special operations capabilities, as directed.

MOS 180A Special Forces Warrant Officer Requirements:

  • Must hold a Special Forces enlisted MOS.
  • Must be a SSG (E6) or above.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience at the SF Operational Detachment Alpha (SF-ODA) level.
  • A minimum Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) score of 85 or a current DA Form 330 (within one year) with at least a 1/1 language proficiency (IAW USASFC(A) 350-1 dtd 2004).
  • Meet the medical fitness standards for SF duty and commissioning within 24 months of application submission. Completed USAREC form 1932 (Physical Cover).
  • Letters of recommendation are required from the company, battalion, and group commanders and a senior warrant officer from within the applicants unit. Individuals applying from units other than a SF group must receive letters of recommendation from their current chain of command and at least two letters from their previous group chain of command to include a senior warrant officer.


Article Last Modified: February 26, 2011

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