The officers will make considerably more money than enlisted as they move up through the ranks. Hi, I'm a freshman in highschool and am wondering which road to take in my military career. Special forces officers must perform physically and mentally in dangerous and highly stressful situations. © 2020 United States National Guard ELIGIBILITY. When you factor in the savings from some of the other benefits of joining the military such as Army housing, food allowance, tax advantages and health care, you come out ahead. I pinned on my crossed arrows while attending Infantry Officer Advanced at Ft Benning, after having already commanded an A-Team. Master Sergeant US Army (ret) from the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, The Delta Force. Army Officer salaries are generally comparable with mid-to senior-level corporate executives. I have already decided to go for special forces and when I put my mind to something I get it. Password: Register: FAQ: Calendar: Mark Forums Read: Page 1 of 2: 1: 2 > Thread Tools: Display Modes #1 9 April 2000, 22:13 PatK9681. Enlisted CCTs receive (once qualified) extra incentive pay each month to include demolition, freefall, dive, and special duty pay. But differences between the enlisted service member and the officer are not just about the income. What It Takes; How to Join; Basic Training; Prior Service; Fitness Calculator The Difference Between Enlisted vs Officers. SOCNET: The Special Operations Community Network > U.S. Army Special Operations > Special Forces: Officer VS Enlisted User Name: Remember Me? Probationary User : Join Date: Oct 1999. Both enlisted and officer careers provide rewarding experiences, educational and training benefits, and competitive compensation, but the requirements, commitments, and responsibilities are different for enlisted service members vs. officers. I am in the top 85% roughly academically in my grade and in the top 95% athletically. That didn’t go over well among the grunts. I'm interested in trying out for RASP, but the issue I'm having is whether I should enlist as and E-4 or got the officer route. Location: San Diego. It used to be a career ender when SF wasn’t a branch. Both enlisted and officer careers provide rewarding experiences, educational and training benefits, and competitive compensation, but the requirements, commitments, and responsibilities are different for enlisted service members vs. officers. If one were to be an enlisted SF Soldier, say 18e (or likewise) and wanted to go through OCS or Green to Gold to become an officer, what happens in that process? I want to be down range, completing missions and not behind a desk or at HQ supervising. Learning about the individual branches, examining yourself, and talking to family can help you make a decision. They require intelligence, self-discipline and confidence, and they often have to make rapid decisions. Training to become a special forces officer is long, tough, and intense and so drop out rates are high. One of the major differences between enlisted personnel and officers is income potential. Posts: 28 Officer VS Enlisted. I get a … I'm currently a college student and want to join the Army after I graduate. They have to bear numerous responsibilities. From what I understand, the soldier would have to re-attend the Q-course to be an officer within SF, and meet all the requirements for time in grade etc.