MOS 18E—Special Forces Communications Sergeant
Qualifications for initial award of MOS 18E, Special Forces Communications Sergeant:
Physical Demands Rating: N / A
Required ASVAB Score: GT: 110 & SC: 98
Enlistment Bonus: N / A
Security Clearance: Secret
U.S. Citizenship: Required
Training Length / Location: 48 weeks at Ft Bragg, North Carolina
CLOSED TO WOMEN
Special Forces Communications Sergeant (MOS 18E) Description / Major Duties:
Special Forces communications sergeant provides conventional and unconventional tactical communications support during unilateral, combined, coalition, joint, interagency and multinational operations; employs ODA communications equipment to include HF, VHF, and UHF/SHF radio communications systems to transmit and receive radio messages in voice, continuous wave, and burst radio nets; trains, advises, and supervises the installation and operation of radios, communications procedures, facsimile, wire communications and computer networks; plans, manages, and advises the commander on C4I architecture, communications matters, and communications security up to Special Forces Operating Base (SFOB) level; prepares communications plan and annexes; prepares Signal Operations Instructions/Communication Electronics Operations Instructions (SOI/CEOI); serves as Communications-Electronics (C-E) NCOIC for FOB communications.
Duties for MOS 18E at each skill level are:
MOSC 18E3O. Employs ODA communications equipment to include HF, VHF and UHF/SHF radio communications systems to transmit and receive radio messages in voice, continuous wave and burst radio nets. Plans, manages, and advises commander on C4I architecture, communications matters, and communications security to AOB level.
MOSC 18E4O. Advise Commander on C4I architecture, communications matters, and communications to Special Forces Operating Base (SFOB) level. Prepare communications plans and annexes. Prepare Signal Operations Instructions/Communication Electronics Operations Instructions (SOI/CEOI). Serve as Communications-Electronics (C-E) NCOIC for FOB communications.
(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 18E is not guaranteed.
(3) Must complete Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC) formal training course for MOS 18E.
(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 18E:
D9—Battlefield Spectrum Management.
W7—Special Forces Underwater Operations.
W8—Special Forces Military Free Fall Operations.
Article Last Modified: February 26, 2011