MOS 18Z Special Forces Senior Sergeant Duty Descriptions


Serves as the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of the Joint Future Operations and Plans Center at the Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan, a one-star Special Operations Forces headquarters. Acts as the subject matter expert and advises the Chief of Future Operations on plans, operations, and the execution of future operations in support of USCENTCOM and USSOCCENT, specifically in relation to Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). Oversees resource forecasting and develops action plans in collaboration with national-level counterparts at ISAF, CSTC-A, and the Afghan Government. Coordinates and supervises the operational-level planning personnel.

Team Sergeant

Serves as the Team Sergeant for a Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha (SFOD-A) specializing in Military Freefall (MFF). Conducts Special Operations in support of USNORTHCOM, USSOUTHCOM, and USCENTCOM theater objectives. Supervises, plans, leads, and advises U.S. and Partner Nation forces in tactical and strategic operations during Foreign Internal Defense (FID), Direct Action (DA), Unconventional Warfare (UW), and Special Reconnaissance (SR) in both English and Spanish languages. Mentors and develops subordinates professionally. Oversees all detachment training and provides operational, administrative, and personnel advice to the commander. Plans and executes joint and combined operations.

Operations Sergeant

Serves as the Detachment Operations Sergeant, responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Detachment. Advises the Detachment commander on operations and training matters. Provides leadership, tactical and technical guidance, and professional support to subordinate NCOs. Assigns and supervises Detachment tasks under the commander’s guidance. Prepares plans, orders, and reports, and oversees individual and collective training. Contributes to area studies, briefbacks, operational plans (OPLANs), concept of operations (CONOPS), and operations orders (OPORDs). Organizes, trains, assists, directs, and leads indigenous forces up to battalion size.

SF Company Sergeant Major

Supervises, instructs, and serves as the senior enlisted member for Special Forces activities. Maintains proficiency in all major duties associated with Special Forces. Performs administrative, operational, and training duties during task organization of the company in mission preparation and operations. Participates in joint, combined, and coalition planning and supervises operations for higher headquarters and major commands. Performs senior leadership, staff, and training functions within Special Forces.

Senior Enlisted Member

Supervises, instructs, and serves as the senior enlisted member for Special Forces activities. Engages in joint, interagency, multi-national, combined, and coalition planning. Supervises operations for higher headquarters, major commands, and joint commands. Assumes senior leadership, staff, and training responsibilities within Special Forces. Ensures the detachment’s preparedness for short-notice deployments to contingency areas, whether in peacetime or during war, for conducting a wide range of operations, including unconventional warfare, direct action, and special reconnaissance.

Platoon Sergeant

Serves as the Maintenance Platoon Sergeant for the Group Service Support Company (GSSC). Supervises the personnel readiness, maintenance, and utilization of assets for 52 Soldiers, NCOs, and Warrant Officers. Provides combat service support for over 300 major end items and more than 700 pieces of special equipment valued at over $20 million. Plans, develops, and executes training for paratroopers in 15 unique MOS fields spread across four dynamic sections: ground maintenance, armament repair, electronic maintenance, and maintenance control shop.

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