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Special Operations Glossary

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The Special Forces community and the military services in general use a multitude of words, phrases, and acronyms in its vocabulary, documentation, correspondence, and publications.  This glossary is intended to aid those unfamiliar with specific special operations terminology.

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18A.  Special Forces Officer.

180A.  Special Forces Warrant Officer.

18B.  Special Forces Weapons Sergeant.

18C.  Special Forces Engineer Sergeant.  Sometimes called a "demo Sergeant".

18D.  Special Forces Medical Sergeant.

18E.  Special Forces Communications Sergeant.

18F. Special Forces Intelligence Sergeant.

18X.  Candidate for Special Forces training. Enlisted "off the street" with no prior experience.  Most 18Xs have a college degree and are in good physical condition as a result of college sports activities.

3-D.  Three dimensional.

5Ws.  Who, What, Where, When, Why.


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