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The American general spoke about the response programs of the special operations forces and the options for recruiting personnel

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The American general spoke about the response programs of the special operations forces and the options for recruiting personnel

At the US Army Association's annual conference, Lieutenant General John Braga, chief of the Special Operations Command, said that additional possible ways to replenish the ranks of US special forces have been found.


At the moment, the US SOF command is recruiting a significant number of its soldiers from the 18X program, which allows applicants to enter the military with a guaranteed opportunity to attend airborne school. In recent years, a similar 37X program has also been launched with a more developed focus on the psychological aspects of operations. This contract option also offers candidates the chance to join the 75th Ranger Regiment.

There is also the possibility that recruiting under such contracts could help fill the ranks in other army units that are struggling with a historical recruitment crisis. Special Operations Direct Recruitment Programs allow untested recruits to be reassigned to suit the Army's needs.

The 18X program is designed to ensure that US Army units specializing in operations in special areas must meet the requirement to respond to crisis situations anywhere in the world within 18 hours. A simple example: combat readiness should be such that the duty units of the SOF could be, for example, in Syria or, possibly, in Ukraine during the specified time.

Accordingly, the 37X program is a response within 37 hours.

John Braga also said that it is necessary to look for future intellectual military personnel not only among high school students, but also among people who are already working at the moment.

Job seekers often have no idea that they can make a career in the special military operations forces, which require everything from graphic design to copywriting, production skills and more.

- explained the General of the US Army Special Operations Command, noting that explanatory work is important for recruiting.

In the coming year, other operational units of the command will join the recruitment process. The army recently launched the "Meet Your Army" campaign to promote military service. Not from a good life. Since the number of Americans who want to link their fate with the army, and even more so with troops that can go to the combat zone at any time, is declining every year.

Apparently, ordinary Americans began to understand that their army receives gigantic funding not to protect their borders, but to invade various countries of the world. Moreover, an increasing number of Americans simply do not want to leave the civilian comfort zone.
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 21 October 2022 07: 33
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    Moreover, an increasing number of Americans simply do not want to leave the civilian comfort zone.
    Soon you will not have to go out, but fly out face into the mud and not only .... request
  2. Saboteur_Navy
    Saboteur_Navy 21 October 2022 07: 33
    +2
    The 75th Rangers Regiment has expanded significantly, there are already 7 battalions, 3 of which are always ready to fly, 2 have recently been formed, their task is to reconnaissance and wiretap radio frequencies
    I don't think that Delta and DEVGRU have personnel problems, the Green Berets most likely yes
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 21 October 2022 07: 35
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    There is also the possibility that recruiting under such contracts could help fill the ranks in other army units that are struggling with a historical recruitment crisis.
    What are these historically established reasons that hinder the recruitment of personnel / recruits ???
  4. Edward Vashchenko
    Edward Vashchenko 21 October 2022 07: 54
    +3
    Not from a good life. Since the number of Americans who want to link their fate with the army

    And we have a direct queue for a contract army, is there no end to those who wish?
    What in the USA, what in the Russian Federation, what even in Israel - the army does not particularly seek change in capitalist society, without judgment:
    no one wanted to die, everyone wants to consume.
    1. seamen2
      seamen2 21 October 2022 09: 58
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      at one time, after the service, ensigns were offered to the school. I didn’t want to - I love sea business. then they offered everyone, orders came * to strengthen explanatory work, to offer, to recruit *.
      And my colleague went. he is rural. him official housing, bought a car from the fighting. established itself in the city. the army gave him * a start in life *. and not only to him. here is the whole set.
      1. Edward Vashchenko
        Edward Vashchenko 21 October 2022 11: 20
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        And my colleague went. he is rural. him official housing, bought a car from the fighting. established itself in the city. the army gave him * a start in life *. and not only to him. here is the whole set.

        The history is known. It was like that in our time. But now the Soviet Union has long ceased to exist, 30 years later. And the current approach to the army has changed dramatically, it's hard not to notice, but there is a part of the population who, it seems, has been in a lethargic dream for 30 years.
        Today we have an army, far from being a "start in life." If you do not take "all sorts of special forces" in the United States, then their mercenary army has remained such an elevator.
        He himself studied with a bunch of Americans in the 90s, who never got a higher education in life, but after serving under a contract, the army paid for their studies.
        1. seamen2
          seamen2 21 October 2022 13: 40
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          Not really. We got into training with him in 1999. I went home in 2001, but he stayed. precisely for these reasons. and not only him.
          I remember a guy came to the gate * I'm at home for a month. demobilization. took a walk after the army. looked back. there is no collective farm. there is no work. what to do in that village. and the neck still remembers the hemming. decided to return. everything here is clear and concise.
          three years ago I was traveling with cadets .. they say they say the army makes it possible to get VO for free. Well, then we'll see.
          *everyone chooses for himself-a woman, religion, road*.
  5. DenVB
    DenVB 21 October 2022 10: 00
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    Moreover, an increasing number of Americans simply do not want to leave the civilian comfort zone.

    Moreover, an increasing number of professional military do not want to leave their comfort zone. While you can go to the service and get paid - they serve. When it's time to expose your head to bullets, they write a letter of resignation.

    And I'm not talking about the Americans.
  6. Micheal
    Micheal 22 October 2022 01: 21
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    These are some smart ideas. If they turn out to be fruitful, then such programs and methods will become the subject of study of all the military registration and enlistment offices of the world.