Thursday, January 4, 2024


Are you or someone you know interested in trying out for U.S. Army Special Forces in the Army National Guard?


No matter your current military status, you can request to try out for U.S. Army Special Forces with A Co 1st BN, 19th SFG(A) in Washington State.


Whether you are:


-Currently serving in any branch of the military

-Other USG organization

-Reserves (any branch)

-National Guard (any State)

There is a way for you to begin to earn the Green Beret.


If interested, send an email to the email distro below with your contact information, current civilian and/or military status, and your desire to either earn the Green Beret or work in another capacity as Special Operations Forces (SOF) support. Inquire for more information.



If you are a current civilian (non-prior service) then you may request an 18X contract to join the Army specifically to enter the Special Forces pipeline.


If you are currently serving in the department of Defense then please see the minimum requirements below:



1. GT Score: Minimum GT score of 107 on the ASVAB (no waivers).

2. Rank: Minimum E-3 to E-6 and 1LT(P) to CPT

3. Clearance: Possess or able to obtain a minimum Secret security clearance.

4. Concurrence: Parent Unit concurrence to drill with A/1/19 SFG(A) and the NQAP.

5. Travel:

- Government Travel Card (Assisted by Parent Unit)

- Defense Travel System account (Assisted by Parent Unit)




  1. SFAS PFA: IAW Army APFT, 17-21 age group, with a total score of 280, with a minimum of 80% in each event
  2. Pull-ups: 8 Dead-hang pull-ups
  3. 10-mile Road March: External frame pack with 65lbs dry weight (not including food and water), 135 minutes allowed time
  4. Swim Test: 50m followed by 5 minutes treading water in duty uniform and boots without assistance
  5. Endurance Run: No less than 5 miles at an 8 minute mile pace.


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