An Army Special Forces Assistant Operations and Intelligence Sergeant is part of an operational detachment of special forces soldiers tasked with preparing intelligence for special missions. The Army's Special Forces unit, best known as the Green Berets, began as a unit tasked with unconventional warfare tactics, but has grown to include special reconnaissance missions, counterterrorism, foreign internal defense and direct action strikes, usually quick operations in hostile territory.

Is there a clearance required?: Yes

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

These soldiers are part of 12-soldier units known as detachments, which have specific missions. They employ conventional and unconventional warfare tactics and strategies to collect intelligence and provide tactical guidance to the detachment commander as well as other Army personnel. They prepare intelligence both in preparation for special missions and during operations. This may include writing operation plans and combat orders and conducting briefings and debriefings.

Military Duties Translated:

Patrol premises to ensure they are secure; may need to navigate ladders, ramps and stairs, as well as run on occasion. Use both hands to reach and grasp objects or items, or to use the phone to communicate with home base or to file reports. Work in weather environments that may sometimes be extremely hot or extremely cold, snowy or icy. Keep mental alertness and attention to detail high, no matter the circumstances. Maintain a neat and professional appearance, and provide excellent customer service as needed. Follow established security protocols while using initiative and good judgment.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Private Security Guard