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Billet Descriptions
« on: July 08, 2017, 04:34:02 pm »
18A Detachment Commander:
The detachment commander is a captain and has full command authority and responsibility for his detachment. Schooled in the art of unconventional warfare and in the primary missions ODAs may be required to accomplish. DCO's execute the plans laid out during the recon phase as well as run training to simulate the environment the ODA is about to enter. 18A's need to be cool under pressure and be able to make decision on the fly and roll with the punches. The most important attribute of an 18A is experience whether good or bad. At the end of the day an 18A needs to get the job done and get his men home alive, not for the faint of heart.

180A Assistant Detachment Commander:
The assistant detachment commander is the ODA’s second in command. He is a warrant officer who has been selected from within the Special Forces community’s enlisted ranks. He will usually lead the second element during operations and assist the Detachment Commander with most of his duties.

18Z Operations Sergeant:
The Operations Sergeant is the "Team Sergeant". Sometimes called the "Team Daddy", he is the senior enlisted man and often the most experienced on the ODA. He's the leader of the enlisted men. On the team, the Operations Sergeant is responsible for all operational aspects of the team, from planning training to planning missions. The Operations Sergeant works with the ODA Leader and Warrant Officer in planning missions, and is responsible for creating OPORDs, as well as assisting with briefings.

18B Weapons Sergeant:
Weapons Sergeants are required to be know how to use any weapon you come across in an operation. from enemy RPGs to AK variants to TOW missiles. Normally in an operation you would be using an MG or a DMR, depending on that missions objective. You will be the loudest, the meanest, and the most diverse operator in your team.

18C Engineer Sergeant:
As an Engineer Sergeant you will be responsible for carrying demo into combat. This can come in the form of C4 or AT Mines. You will also be responsible for setting up improvised fortications while out in the field, usually with claymores. As we don’t do all that much construction you will be responsible for essentially blowing things up in a safe and effective manner, this includes hard targets (ie. Buildings, tanks) and soft targets (ie. Enemy personnel, technicals).

18D Medical Sergeant:
The medical sergeant is well versed in many different areas of human and animal physiology. He is a specialist in trauma management, infectious diseases, cardiac life support and surgical procedures. He can also perform basic veterinarian medicine. Medical sergeants provide emergency, routine, and long-term medical care for their teams and associated allied members and host nation personnel. They train, advise, and direct the detachment’s routine, emergency and preventive medical care. They can also establish field medical facilities to support detachment operations.

18E Communications Sergeant:
The Communications Sergeant is advising ground commanders of the capability of air support in the area of operation. Provide Communication medium between the Teams, HQ, Air, and indigenous forces.  Provide terminal attack control of CAS. They are the ears of the operation and must have a high situational awareness as well as be able to handle high levels of stress.

160th Pilot:
The rotary billet in the 1SFG exists within the 160th SOAR: a high skill level and high accountability fighting force. With this skill and accountability, it also creates a high level of autonomy when performing your duties. You will utilize helicopter assets to provide transportation, logistic support, and also Close Air Support for an active ground team. In essence, you will be their lifeline if their mission goes awry. After successfully passing the three phases of flight school (regardless of prior skill level), you will be expected to fill in to trainings to keep your skills sharp as well as maintain a high level of commitment and critical thinking during operations. Does a position with an emphasis in hand-eye and mental coordination appeal to you? If it does, think about applying to the 160th SOAR "Nightstalkers" billet and talk to one of our existing rotary pilots with any questions you have.

51st Pilot:
The 51st Pilot will provide CAS, CAP, and Air Superiority for ground guys, through dropping bombs, missiles, and doing gun runs on enemy targets with a large variety of fixed wing aircraft. Or through destroying enemy helicopters and jets that may be in the area. Land on Air Craft carriers and Army Air Stations alike. Fly Drones during reconnaissance missions to gather Intel with the drones camera. Fixed Wing is a fun and rewarding billet and when done right can save the lives of the ground forces and other aviators in the sky.   

SECTION 8: Currently Deactivated
This is a separate Battalion Recon Element. With a small team of no more than 5 members you will be inserted behind enemy lines to track movement of the enemy and report back to command what you saw. Typically during these deployments you will not be engaging and only observing, however you must be Ranger qualified before being considered to join. As you must be Ranger qualified you will need to be familiar with communications (both SR and LR), demo, CLS, and evasion techniques.
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