Here are just a few things you'll discover in GET SELECTED FOR SPECIAL FORCES:
- How to more than double your chances of success at Special Forces Assessment & Selection (SFAS)
- The truth behind common myths about Special Forces
- How to rapidly prepare for SFAS and enjoy the process
- The seven reasons why candidates are unsuccessful at SFAS
- What makes Special Forces the greatest job on the planet
- What it takes to be a Special Forces Soldier
- How to solidify your commitment to Special Forces and develop an unbreakable will
- How to prevent or minimize the effects of common injuries at SFAS
- How to rapidly toughen your feet to minimize blisters
- What you can expect at SFAS
- How to help your family before, during and after SFAS
- What equipment will improve your quality of life at SFAS
- What you should read, listen to or watch before going Special Forces
- The three fundamentals of fitness
- The six phases of the Special Forces Training Pipeline
- The seven reasons why candidates fail at SFAS
- The seven Special Forces Core Values
- How to reduce or eliminate each failure factor
- Action Plans to assist you preparing for Special Forces
- The seven Special Forces Groups, their regional orientations and languages
- The eight Special Forces Military Occupational Specialties
- How to stay mentally focused under the most demanding physical and emotional situations
- A detailed 30 Day Preparation Checklist
- The history of the Green Beret
- Special Forces Recruiting Criteria
- How to find a Special Forces Mentor
- How to take care of your family while attending the training
- How to join Special Forces
About the Authors
Major Joseph Martin is a U.S. Army Special Forces Officer with a distinguished record of service. His assignments include several commands and key staff positions within the Special Forces community. He was the Detachment Commander responsible for starting the Special Operations Preparation & Conditioning (SOPC) Course, which prepares initial entry training soldiers for success at Special Forces Assessment and Selection. Prior to that, he served with the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) for three and a half years as a Detachment Commander, Assistant Operations Officer and Logistics Officer. He has conducted Special Forces and Counter Narcotics training missions in Honduras, Ecuador and Colombia. He just finished serving as the Commander of the Military Freefall School for the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School and is now assigned to the Pentagon while serving as a Special Operations Action Officer.
Major Martin is a graduate of Canisius College, earning a Bachelor's of Science in Business Management. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Special Forces Qualification Course, U.S. Army Ranger School, the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, the Static Line Jumpmaster Course, and the Military Freefall Jumpmaster Course. He is a life member of the Special Forces Association (M-9129).
Master Sergeant Rex Dodson is a Special Forces Non-Commissioned Officer who retired with over 20 years of active service. He was the Team Sergeant for Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha 773 for almost three years. With over 16 years in Special Forces, Rex has served in a variety of positions including: Weapons Sergeant, Intelligence Sergeant, Maritime Operations Specialist, Operations NCO, and Force Modernization NCO. Prior to joining Special Forces, he served four years as a reconnaissance scout and sniper in the army's Guard of Honor,the 82nd Airborne Division.
During his career, he has deployed on numerous Counter Narcotics and Foreign Internal Defense missions to a variety of countries in South America including El Salvador, Honduras, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia. In support of the War on Terrorism, he has deployed to Afghanistan and Qatar.
He graduated the Special Forces Qualification Course as the honor graduate of the Weapons Sergeants course in 1989. His other training includes: U.S. Army Ranger School (Leadership Awardee), Static Line Jumpmaster, Combat Diver, Dive Supervisor, Primary Leadership Development Course (Honor Graduate), the Basic & Advanced NCO Courses, Special Forces Operations & Intelligence Sergeants Course, Advanced Special Operations Techniques and Basic Close Combat Instructor.
Since retiring, Rex has conducted several deployments to Iraq with the Wexford Group in support of the Joint IED Task Force.