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  • SF ASSIGNMENTS

  • MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1. Membership may be granted to a person who is or has been a member of the United States Army Special Forces, to include the United States Army Reserve and the United States Army National Guard Special Forces Units, has completed Special Forces Training and has been awarded a Special Forces prefix 3, suffix S, and/or Special Forces Tab and MOS, and if discharged, has received an Honorable Discharge. Special Forces MOSs are those awarded upon completion of Special Forces Training. Membership qualification lineage includes all units officially listed on the First Special Forces lineage certificate are acceptable for membership.

    Also acceptable, and grandfathered for general membership, are First Special Service Force, OSS, and UNPIK-8240 of Korea. The Ranger units of WWII and the Ranger Company's of Korea are acceptable for Associate membership. Assignment to a MTOE slot or other position calling for a SF MOS or identifier does not necessarily indicate SF qualification. Associate membership requirements for non-SF qualified personnel are described below.

    2. DECADE MEMBER: Decade membership may be granted to a person who is or has been a member of the US Army Special Forces, including the US Army Reserve, and the National Guard Special Forces Units for a minimum of ten years, who has been awarded a Prefix "3" or the Suffix "S," 5G, 18/180 series MOS, or SF Tab, and, if discharged, has received an Honorable Discharge. Decade membership may also be granted to members who have a combination of 10 years Special Forces duty and SFA membership. (Documentation is required and should leave no doubt that the applicant is qualified for Decade member status).

    3. GENERAL MEMBER: Membership may be granted to a person who is or has been a member of the US Army Special Forces, including the US Army Reserve and the National Guard, who has been awarded a Prefix "3" or the Suffix "S," 5G, 18/180 series MOS, or SF Tab and, if discharged, received an Honorable Discharge. There is no time requirement for general membership. (Documentation is required and should leave no doubt that the applicant is qualified for General Member status.)

    4. ASSOCIATE MEMBER: Associate Membership may be granted only to those individuals who have contributed significantly to the accomplishment of an OCONUS mission of a deployed Special Forces regimental unit.
    “Significant” is defined as verifiable contributions by a non-Special Forces qualified individual who has served as a member of the United States Armed Forces while assigned or attached as an integral part of an OCONUS deployed Special Forces unit that has a significant effect on the accomplishment of that unit’s mission.
    Associate membership is awarded based on individual actions, support, and must be substantiated, in writing by soldiers who are Special Forces Qualified and served with the applicant in an OCONUS deployed Special Forces unit. Simply being assigned or attached to a Special Forces unit is not sufficient.

    AUTHORITY FOR RELEASE OF INFORMATION AND RECORDS

    I hereby authorize and consent to the release of information and records bearing on my military service to the Special Forces Association. The information will be used for the purpose of determining my qualifications for membership. I further certify that the execution of this form is voluntary and shall be valid for one year after my signing.
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