MOS 18B—Special Forces Weapons Sergeant

Qualifications for initial award of MOS 18B, Special Forces Weapons Sergeant:

PULHES: 111221
Physical Demands Rating: N / A
Required ASVAB Score: GT: 107 & CO: 98
Enlistment Bonus: N / A
Security Clearance: Secret
U.S. Citizenship: Required
Training Length / Location: 48 weeks at Ft Bragg, North Carolina
Other Requirements

Special Forces Weapons Sergeant (MOS 18B) Description / Major Duties:

Special Forces Weapons Sergeant employs U.S. and foreign small arms, light and heavy crew served weapons, anti-aircraft and anti-armor weapons. Controls emplacement and supervises employment during tactical offensive and defensive combat operations; reads, interprets, and prepares combat orders; coordinates organic and supporting fire power, performs standard and non-standard air delivery, airborne operations, and air-ground operations; ensures collection and proper reporting of intelligence data to unit and staff sections.

Duties for MOS 18B at each skill level are:

MOSC 18B3O. Trains and maintains proficiency in all major duties. Employ highly demanding conventional and high risk unconventional warfare tactics and techniques in the employment of U.S. and foreign small arms, light and heavy crew served weapons, anti aircraft and anti armor weapons. Supervises and controls execution of tactical conventional and unconventional operational employment and emplacement of all types of U.S. light weapons (up to and including 50 cal MG) and 106mm RR), man portable air defense weapons and U.S. anti armor weapons (including anti tank missile systems), to perform tactical operations. Maintain proficiency with the employment and functions of all foreign high density light and heavy weapons, man portable air defense and anti armor weapons. Evaluates terrain, selects weapons emplacements, sites, and assigns targets and areas of fire. Reads, interprets, and prepares combat orders.

MOSC 18B4O. Performs all duties of preceding skill level and coordinates organic and supporting fire power, performs standard and non standard air delivery, airborne operations, and air ground operations. Participate in special missions and operations as detachment member. Ensure collection and proper reporting of intelligence data to unit and staff sections. Reads and interprets maps and aerial photos and assists in area studies preparation. Plans, prepares and conducts briefings, briefbacks, and debriefings. Act in supervisor capacity when conducting split detachment operations and missions. Conducts security and training when task organized in preparation (isolation) for missions and during operations.

Other Requirements for Award of MOS 18B:

(1) Be a graduate of the Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course (SFAS). Pass a 50-meter swim test, unassisted, wearing fatigues and combat boots. Soldiers who do not have a current DA 330 with a 1/1/1 must complete Language Modules in assigned language received after SFAS (Modules 1 thru 4) prior to starting the Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC). Must possess at a minimum an interim SECRET security clearance. Any variation from the above standards requires a waiver from the CG, USAJFKSWCS.

(2) After successfully completing SFAS, soldiers will be evaluated for placement in the most applicable MOS-specific SFQC. MOS 18B is not guaranteed.

(3) Must complete Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC) formal training course for MOS 18B.

(4) As a portion of the Special Forces Qualification Course; must complete Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape Level C (High Risk) training and score a minimum of 1/1/1 in assigned language or other languages already proficient in prior to being awarded branch or MOS.

Further Requirements for Initial Accessions into the Army:

For detailed information on initial entry soldiers wishing to join Special Forces, see the article on the 18X Special Forces Enlistment Option.

Already In-Service Requirements

Already in-service personnel desiring to volunteer as Special Forces must meet additional requirements.

Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 18B:

S6—Special Forces Combat Diving, Supervision (skill level 4 only).
W3—Special Forces Sniper.
W7—Special Forces Underwater Operations.
W8—Special Forces Military Free Fall Operations.
5A—Joint Air Tactical Operations (skill level 3 only).
5U—Tactical Air Operations (skill level 3 only).

Article Last Modified: February 26, 2011

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