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CrashXX
01-12-2005, 00:27
Today when I was searching the Department of Justice web page for job openings I came across a "civillian Special Forces Instructor" position at Ft. Bragg, NC. I have never heard of anything like that before and it kind of blew my mind. It was listed under SOCOM and was only open for another day or so I believe. I tried searching this site right after I registered and before I put this post up. I guess my question is, are there really SF instructors that are civillian techs?

Eagle5US
01-12-2005, 00:36
Yes there are-
Some are retired Operators, others have special skills or experience that uniquely qualifies them in a certain field or discipline.

Eagle

Team Sergeant
01-12-2005, 09:16
Today when I was searching the Department of Justice web page for job openings I came across a "civillian Special Forces Instructor" position at Ft. Bragg, NC. I have never heard of anything like that before and it kind of blew my mind. It was listed under SOCOM and was only open for another day or so I believe. I tried searching this site right after I registered and before I put this post up. I guess my question is, are there really SF instructors that are civillian techs?

Yeah, you should see the requirements / experience level to get the job….. The job usually states: “Special Forces experience a must.”

uboat509
01-12-2005, 13:21
The two best instructors that I had in the course were both civilians although they were both retired SF.

SSG W

NousDefionsDoc
01-12-2005, 13:35
Language instructors are all civilians and a critical component to mission success in FID.

My mentor at Med Lab and instructor for survival were retired. We had civilian Doc instructors at ACLS.

My "La Lambada: The Forbidden Dance" instructor was civilian.

Airbornelawyer
01-12-2005, 14:58
CrashXX:

Did you by any chance read the vacancy announcement? It's fairly clear what type of candidate they are looking for. BTW, it is still open until Friday, January 14, 2005. It is essentially limited to veterans.

Training Instructor (Special Operations)
Vacancy Ann.#: SCDN04302266

MAJOR DUTIES:

Serves as a Special Forces/Special operations instructor assessor to develop and conduct the assessment of US military personnel in basic Special Forces attributes. Develops and conducts resident assessment of active duty and reserve component officers and NCOs to qualify them for schooling and assignment to Special Forces career fields and Special Forces or Special Operations units. Develops and conducts resident training of officers and NCOs assigned to Special Forces and Special Operations units in basic and advanced land navigation, Special Forces air operations, and jumpmaster techniques. Coordinates administrative assessment and record keeping of selected officers and NCOs in conjunction with unit policies. Develops assessment programs for Special Forces and Special Operations skills and techniques.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Work is rigorous. The nature of Special Forces training requires high standards of mental and physical fitness Incumbent must participate in Special Forces and Special operations field exercises in rough terrain requiring fitness to lift up to 45 pounds, ability to run up to 4 miles, walk long distances up to 12 miles with rucksack, and swim a minimum of 50 meters. Gives platform instruction that may require prolonged standing up to 8 hours at a time. Must be able to navigate obstacle course requiring incumbent to crawl, kneel, bend, and climb. Incumbent may also be required from time to time to participate in airborne operations to include parachute jumping and jumpmaster techniques.

Work is performed inside classroom and out of doors despite weather conditions. High risk training is prevalent (Small Arms and Heavy Weapons Firing, Air Operations, Demolitions, and Water Operations).

Remoteness of training facilities and field exercises often expose employee to inclement weather.

The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's basic qualifications requirements, and the skills needed to perform the duties of this position as described in this vacancy announcement.

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:

- Veterans eligible under Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998. (VEOA)
- Veterans eligible as 30% Disabled Veterans.
- Veterans' Recruitment Authority (VRA).
- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligibles.
- Family member employees eligible under Executive Order 12721

12B4S
01-12-2005, 22:06
My ETS was 10/71. Approximately 7 years later while at work (and this was after having been in IL for a year after I got out, then FL working as a commercial diver, then back to IL working in a welding shop) I had a call from some Major at Bragg. I figured at first it was just one of the guys I had served with messin' with me and treated the Major as such. (poor guy) Anyway, I finally asked him if he had info he could send me. About a week later I recieved a good amount of info from Bragg with this Major's name all over it and others.
K, to end the boredom. The info packet lined up with what he was telling me on the phone. SF was starting a new "Reservist" program. As near as I remember, joining the program required 1 month a year (no 1 weekend a month stuff) to train SF soldiers. At Bragg, in the States and Internationally... just depending. I save everything, (during SFTG we were taught that during the survival training), plus I'm a packrat anyway. Think that packet of info is in a box in my first ex-wife's house.
Doesn't matter, here is the question:

Do any of you know of, or remember a program like that?

Razor
01-13-2005, 12:25
They were probably drilling IMA (Individual Mobilization Augmentee) positions. We have several here in the command. Guy comes for a couple weeks to a couple months, gets his retirement points and does whatever work that needs to be done by the usually shorthanded regular guys.

12B4S
01-13-2005, 22:55
Thx Razor. That may have been it, been a few decades. I kept all my old orders,certificates, letters and stuff from when I was in, somehow this pack of info got seperated and now in any one of 100 boxes in my first wife's basement in CO. Just surprised me, when I got that call something like 7 years or so after I had gotten out.

CrashXX
01-13-2005, 23:33
Thank you all for the responses, I guess I should have just used my head before asking. I just thought it was kind of odd, makes perfect sense though.