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Special Forces Assessment and Selection

Definition/Scope: (USAREC Pam 601-25) The SFAS Course assesses and selects soldiers for attendance at the SFQC. This course uses a “Whole Man” selection process that assesses each candidate for six attributes that are important for all Special Forces Soldiers. These attributes are intelligence, trainability, physical fitness, motivation, influence, and judgment. All candidates participate in a variety of activities designed to place them under various forms of physical and mental stress. It assesses potential and qualities through behavioral observation, analysis via performance measure, and recording data. All tasks are performed in a neutral environment with limited information and no performance feedback.



Acronym:

SFAS

Broader Terms:

Army special forces
CMF 18 (Special Forces)
John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School
special operations
Special Operations Forces

Narrower Terms:

counterinsurgency
guerrilla warfare

Related Terms:

1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne)
Special Forces Groups
Special Forces Qualification Course


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