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There is not much info on the internet about SOT-A.

How do I get in and is there a selection process?

When I spoke to the branch managers last, they told me with my language Spec. and being airborne I would be slotted for SOT-A. My current position Senior Scout Observer prior to that RTO to Scouts. I would like to get into that position as a Crypto Linguist.
 
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You won't find hardly anything because the nature of the business. The majority of it is on SIPR or the high side. I have two CJSOTF-A (Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan) deployments. Just came back from my last one in April.

I can tell you that working with SOT-As and ODAs is what made me want to reclass to 35P. I also hope to end up there (in about two friggin' years. Stupid Arabic). Since you are already Airborne and I assume a PT stud, you should be good to go. At some point during your training, the SF and 75th guys should come around and that is when you get to impress them. No selection process that I am aware of. I base this off my conversation with actual SOT-A members, take it for what it is worth. If I were you, I would go down to 5th Group's GSB and talk to some their guys to get some first hand info.
 
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@Dar, thanks that was good to know, thanks for the heads up. I hope to get end up there.


@jc351lp, I actually found out from them. The given guidance by branch is to call during half way point of DLI to put the request in, but will do.
 
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There's more than enough info about them on google. search on boards like shadowspear, socnet, etc.

You won't find the exact details of the job, but you'll get a general idea of what they do.
 
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I sure hope branch slots me there as they say, Just means I got to give them a call.
 
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Wyerles i know they recruit 35P's in DLI. Have you attended one yet or tracking dates for SF brief


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PM sent, thank you
 
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You stand a pretty good chance of going if you're motivated. Group has been hurting for support personnel, so they're taking almost all volunteers.
 
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Like 35PSGT said, they're taking almost everyone. As long as you're airborne qualified or willing to go airborne school, they'll cut you orders. The major task though, is graduating from a language first.
 
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This is about a month late.

USASFC has a full assessment and validation program in the works for SOT-A's. At the moment an indoc class has been run a few times.

Goodluck on your language and work on your PT.


"He was a SOT-A Soldier doing exactly what SOT-A's do," his commander said, "fighting alongside his special forces teammates in the most difficult, dangerous places while carrying heavy loads of technical gear that saves lives of our forces and takes the lives of our enemies."
 
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