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18A - Commander
180A - Warrant Officer
18Z - Operations SGT
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18B - Weapons SGT
18C - Engineer SGT
18D - Medical SGT
18E - Communications SGT

18C - Engineering Sergeant

    Special Forces Engineer Sergeant (18C). Major duties. The Special Forces engineer sergeant employs conventional and unconventional warfare tactics and techniques in combat engineering and maintains detachment engineer equipment and supplies.
  • Junior Special Forces Engineer Sergeant (18C3). Skill Level 3. Performs and maintains proficiency in all major duties. Performs and teaches tasks in demolitions, explosives, improvised munitions, U.S. and foreign landmines, mine/counter-mine operations, construction, field fortification, bridging, rigging, electrical wiring, reconnaissance, target analysis and civil action projects. Instructs and performs land and water navigation duties by interpreting maps, overlays, photos, charts and using standard and nonstandard navigational techniques and equipment. Plans, teaches and performs sabotage operations with standard, nonstandard and improvised munitions and explosives. Plans, prepares and conducts the target portion of the area study and conducts briefings, briefbacks and debriefings. Supervises combat engineering functions when conducting split-detachment operations and missions.

  • Senior Special Forces Engineer Sergeant (18C4). Skill Level 4. Performs all duties of preceding skill level. Provides tactical and technical guidance to the Detachment Commander, indigenous and allied personnel. Plans, organizes, trains, advises, assists and supervises indigenous and allied personnel on employing and Engineer Company in defensive/offensive operations and engineers in support of brigade operations. Prepares and reviews target analysis folders. Responsible for the planning, execution and supervision of cross training of detachment members in Special Forces engineering skills. When directed, conducts operational and intelligence planning, preparation, and execution of detachment missions.
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