Each of the Armed Forces except for the Coast Guard has its own special operations forces. And the Army Special forces are some of the most elite found in the entire United States Military. A member of an Army Special Forces team will be a member of an ODA, also known as an Operational Detachment Alpha. It is an organization that consists of a 12-member team that can be sent to any location around the world, and is very mobile. It can be deployed around the world in various situations that require a rapid response.
All members of a Army Special Forces Team go through demanding training, from Ranger School, to Airborne Training, to Aviation Jump School, and finally to Special Forces Qualification Courses. These are the soldiers that are put into situations calling for military operations outside the norm, that need to happen outside conventional military operations. The Special Forces Team member is responsible for performing mission objectives, and carrying out orders in fulfillment of mission objectives. Most people do not qualify, and nearly forty percent of those who begin the training to be Army Special Forces dis- enroll and do not finish the training. Some of the most highly trained soldiers in the entire Military are Army Special Forces troops. These soldiers are specialized and experts in the different fields that they are trained for.
After qualifying as an Army Special Forces individual you will be the member of an elite force, one of a very few that can wear the Special Forces Insignia with pride. The competition to enter is very stiff, and the physical and mental demands put on candidates is very intense. Special Forces teams have used for many years various means of Unconventional Warfare, also known as Guerilla warfare. Being in the Army Special Forces is not for everyone. Army Special Forces teams are often called upon to equip, train, assist and advise forces with another government or forces operating against enemy held areas or enemy controlled territory.
Persons interested in joining Army Special Forces should be slow to anger, and have the ability to remain calm under stressful situations.