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Topics: John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Special forces, Enlisted rank Pages: 33 (9643 words) Published: October 14, 2014
USAREC Pamphlet 601-25

Headquarters
United States Army Recruiting Command
Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121-2726
USAREC Pamphlet 601-25

14 November 2006
Personnel Procurement

In-Service Special Forces Recruiting Program (Officer and Enlisted) Chapter 1. Introduction ..........................................................................................................................1-1 Chapter 2. SFAS Course and SFQC .....................................................................................................2-1 Chapter 3. Application Procedures ........................................................................................................3-1 Chapter 4. Preparatory PT for the SFAS Course ..................................................................................4-1 Chapter 5. Reporting Information for the SFAS Course ........................................................................5-1 Chapter 6. Foot care and boot fitting .....................................................................................................6-1 Appendix A. References .......................................................................................................................A-1 Glossary.........................................................................................................................Glossary 1 History. The pamphlet revises USAREC Pam 601-25.

Summary. This pamphlet provides information to officers and enlisted soldiers on how to volunteer for Special Forces assessment, training, and assignment. Applicability. This pamphlet is applicable to all active duty enlisted and officers considering volunteering for Special Forces training and assignment.

Proponent and exception authority. The proponent of this pamphlet is the Commander of the United States Army Recruiting Support Brigade. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions to this pamphlet that are consistent with controlling law and regulation. Proponent may delegate the approval authority, in writing, to the executive officer within the proponent agency in the grade of lieutenant colonel.

Suggested improvements. The proponent agency of this pamphlet is the Office of the Commander of the United States Army Recruiting Support Brigade. Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to Cdr, RS Bde (RCRS-SORC), Fort Knox, KY 401212726. Distribution. Distribution of this pamphlet had been made in accordance with USAREC Pam 2530, distribution special. Special equals one to each In-Service Special Forces applicant. For the Commander:

FREDDIE N. BLAKELY
Colonel, GS
Chief of Staff
Official:
ROGER H. BALABAN
Director, Information Management
*This pamphlet supersedes USAREC Pamphlet 601-25, 25 April 2001

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USAREC Pamphlet 601-25

Chapter 1
Introduction
1-1. Purpose. This pamphlet provides information to officers and enlisted soldiers on how to volunteer for Special Forces (SF) assessment, training, and assignment. This pamphlet addresses the Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) Course and the Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC). The SFAS Course determines which soldiers have what it takes to successfully complete the SFQC. The SFQC develops highly confident and capable soldiers for assignment to a Special Forces Operational Detachment “A”. 1-2. Explanation of abbreviations. Abbreviations used in this pamphlet are explained in the glossary.

1-3. References. For related publications and blank forms see appendix A. 1-4. SF volunteer. Soldiers volunteer for SF for many reasons. Among them are: a. Training. SF soldiers are provided outstanding career opportunities. SF soldiers are afforded educational development with less time in service (TIS) than almost all other military occupational specialties (MOS’s).

b. Adventure. SF soldiers are afforded opportunities not available to soldiers in...
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