Too old?

Ok I am an optimist, but also a realist.

I am 31, will be 32 1/2 by the time I drop my packet and attend selection. (I am deployed now)

Am I too old for a career in Group? What are the chances of me not being selected due to age and longevity concerns?

I believe in the positive power of a positive mind and have no doubt I WILL MAKE IT THROUGH!!! My only question is will I make it through as a NON SELECT
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I would be suprised if you didnt get selected because of your age; SF appreciates maturity and experience.

However, I'll be the first to admit that I am not the authority on this subject. An SF recruiter should be able to answer all your questions. I would have posted the link but the one I found online was broken.
Being in your early 30's is a perfect age to go to selection and then into SF. If you are in shape and understand the demands that will be put on you during selection and the Q course, you will be fine. I was a former SF baby in early 1981 and being 18 years old, i was definately too young for SF. I believe the 18X should only be for re-enlistment or atleast until you make your E-4. I didn't know squat about the Army or being SF, but learned quickly. LTC Joe Martin wrote a book, "Get Selected for Special Forces" and did a great job outlining training for Selection and the demands on being on an A-Team. He was the person who was responsible for revamping the current Assessment and Selection for SF. He was also my last Team Leader on ODA 773! Good luck to all you SF recruits... no better place to be in the Army!

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