A perspective 18F is selected by the Detachment Chain of Command, based on his potential to serve as the Detachment Intelligence Sergeant. He will already possess at least one 18 series MOS prior to attendance to the Special Forces Intelligence Sergeant Course (SFISC). Upon successful graduation from the course the Soldier will be reclassified to his new MOS 18F. If a Soldier attends the SFISC prior to promotion to SFC, the Soldier will not be reclassified until promoted to the grade of SFC. The Soldier could however work and be rated in the 18F Duty position.

11F40 - Skill Level Four


Special Forces Intelligence Sergeant:  Employs conventional and unconventional warfare tactics and techniques in intelligence collection and processing. Trains and maintains proficiency in all major duties. Provides tactical and technical guidance to the detachment commander, indigenous and allied personnel. Plans, organizes, trains, advises, assists and supervises indigenous and allied personnel on collection and processing of intelligence information. Performs intelligence and operational duties when task organized in preparation (isolation) for special missions and during operations. Writes operations plans, combat orders, and supporting annexes. Conducts briefings, brief backs and debriefings. Establishes intelligence nets, conducts agent handling and prepares agent reports within the operational area. Capable of establishing identity through fingerprinting. Processes prisoners of war, writes and establishes security plan for and performs security duties. Maintains all classified documents in the operational area and establishes destruction and evacuation plans. Provides area specialist assistance to the detachment, SF, U.S. Army, system services and other agencies.

11F5O - Skill level Five

Special Forces Team Sergeant:  Supervises, instructs and serves as the senior enlisted member for SF activities. Trains and maintains proficiency in all major duties associated with Special Forces.  Perform administrative, operational and training duties during tasks organization of the Operational Detachment Alfa or Bravo (ODA or ODB) during mission preparation (isolation) and operations. Performs joint, combined and coalition planning and supervises operations for higher headquarters, major commands and joint commands. Performs the duties of senior leadership, staff, and training functions within Special Forces.

Special Forces Senior Sergeant:  The Team Sergeant is the senior NCO of the Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha/SMU Team responsible for all administrative, operational, and training requirements of the detachment in peacetime and war; supervises all aspects of mission preparation (isolation) and execution. CMF 18 Master Sergeants are the “subject matter experts” in ARSOF, capable of planning and executing conventional and unconventional combat operations across the spectrum of conflict in support of theatre level objectives in a unilateral, joint, interagency, multi-national, combined, or coalition environment. Performs duties associated with SQI 8, M and P.