During this training, the SFODA must demonstrate its knowledge of UW doctrine and operational techniques. Medical sergeants specialize in trauma management, infectious diseases, cardiac life support and surgical procedures, with a basic understanding of veterinary and dental medicine. Both general healthcare and emergency healthcare are stressed in training.
Both enlisted and officer candidates will list in order of preference the SF Groups in which they prefer to serve (1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th) and the languages in which they prefer to be trained. Language selection is dependent on the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) test scores of the candidate, as well as the SF Group to which they are assigned.
When and Why Were GAAP First Established?
He or she ensures their detachment is trained for combat anytime, anywhere and in any environment. The commander ensures that they and all of their detachment members are cross-trained on all assigned equipment and duties in case of injury or death to a detachment member during a mission. Candidates will then complete what is often referred to as a ‘”wish list.” Enlisted candidates rank the available MOS (18B, 18C, 18D, 18E) in order of preference.
The remaining three weeks focus on their planning and application during Robin Sage. The students are placed into an environment of political instability characterized by armed conflict that forces soldiers to exercise both individual and collective problem solving. A key to the success of the Robin Sage training is its real-world feel that is established by the use of guerrilla forces. The SFODA must assess the combat effectiveness of the G-forces, and then train them in basic individual tasks from each of the MOSs as well as collective tasks in basic small-unit tactics, while remaining responsive to asymmetrical challenges. Just as language plays a key role in all other phases of the pipeline, language skills will be put to the test during Robin Sage.
Who Enforces GAAP?
This program is commonly referred to as the “X-Ray Program”, derived from “18X”. Both the Active Duty and National Guard components offer Special Forces Initial Accession programs. The Active Duty program is referred to as the “18X Program” because of the Initial Entry Code that appears on the assignment orders. An SFAS became part of the FASB accounting standards once it was published.
The Special Forces communications sergeant has to learn U.S. communication systems as well as those systems found throughout the world. He must incorporate this information and technology into his communications planning, and teach it to the other members of his ODA. Communications sergeants have a thorough grounding in communication basics, communications procedures, computer technology; assembly and systems applications.
They must understand communication theory – how to install, operate and maintain radio systems across all bands. They must be able to make communications in voice to data, and to read voice and data radio nets by using computer systems and networks. Communications sergeants are experts in sending and receiving messages to link the SFODA with its command and control elements. They are familiar with antenna theory, radio wave propagation and how to teach it to others.
Any variation from these prerequisites requires a waiver from the Commanding General, SWCS. At the end of Phase 3, soldiers will enroll in SERE Level C, where they will receive intensive training in support of the Code of Conduct. Training includes survival field craft skills, techniques of evasion, resistance to exploitation and resolution skills in all types of environments. Students will participate in a survival and evasion field-training exercise and in a resistance-training laboratory.
The training is to prepare potential Special Forces soldiers for what is expected of them and the standards that they must acquire to graduate the SFQC and be members of the Army Special Forces. After successfully completing the Special Forces Qualification Course, Special Forces soldiers are then eligible for many advanced skills courses.
Communications sergeants prepare the communications portion of area studies, briefbacks and operation plans and orders. They can recruit, organize, train and advise or command indigenous combat forces up to company size.
The Special Forces operational detachment commander is a captain who has been awarded the 18A MOS. He or she commands the detachment and is responsible for everything that the detachment does or fails to do. The commander will regularly meet abroad with the country team to include ambassadors, foreign ministers of defense and foreign presidents.
The role of the guerrilla chief, “G-chief,” is sometimes played by a retired Green Beret. During the summer Robin Sage exercises, Army ROTC cadets from The Citadel act as guerrilla fighters.
- The Special Forces communications sergeant has to learn U.S. communication systems as well as those systems found throughout the world.
- Communications sergeants have a thorough grounding in communication basics, communications procedures, computer technology; assembly and systems applications.
- He must incorporate this information and technology into his communications planning, and teach it to the other members of his ODA.
The FASB sets accounting standards in the United States, which are published as the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). GAAP governs the financial preparation and reporting by corporations and represents the rules that publicly-traded companies must adhere to when reporting their financial information. GAAP includes standards for how U.S. companies should report their income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows. These financial statements are compiled and used by regulators and investors. Publicly-traded companies are regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which is the top watchdog for the proper functioning of U.S. exchanges.
The local communities of North Carolina also participate in the exercise by role playing as citizens of Pineland. The exercise is conducted in approximately 50,000 square miles (130,000 km2) of North Carolina. Many of the OPFOR and guerrilla personnel are made up of North Carolina residents who are financially compensated for their participation.
Different SF Groups focus on different areas of responsibility (AOR), which require different languages. A board assigns each enlisted and officer candidate their MOS, Group placement, and language. The MOS, Group, and language that a selected candidate is assigned is not guaranteed, and is contingent upon the needs of the Special Forces community.
Since 1974, Robin Sage, the culmination exercise for the SFQC, has been the litmus test for soldiers striving to earn the coveted Green Beret. The SFODA is trained, advised and mentored throughout the entire exercise from mission receipt through planning and infiltration. During the first week, the students are taught the necessary skills to survive and succeed in a UW environment using the small group instruction teaching methodology.
The first phase of the Special Forces Qualification Course is Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS), consisting of 24 days of training held at Camp Mackall. Presently, the Financial Accounts Standard Board (FASB) decides the accounting principles under GAAP, but the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) still has enforcement powers. I sit down with my former boss, Randall, and discuss what he recommends Soldiers and future Soldiers do to prepare for SFAS, and what they should do during selection in order to earn their Green Beret & join the Special Forces ranks. Additionally, because one of the Special Forces soldier’s primary mission is the instruction of other forces, they participate extensively in special operations training courses offered by other services and allied nations throughout their careers. Robin Sage involves approximately 100 Special Forces students, 100 counter-insurgent personnel (OPFOR), 200 guerrilla personnel, 40 auxiliary personnel, and 50 cadre.
The training is designed to enable the guerrillas to begin liberating their country from oppression. It is the last portion of the Special Forces Qualification Course before they receive their “Green Berets”. During Phase 2, soldiers receive basic special-operations language training in the language assigned to them at the completion of Special Forces Assessment and Selection.
All Special Forces soldiers conduct real world, non-combat operations in order to maintain their skills. Special Forces Medical Sergeants (18D) often work in both military and civilian Emergency Rooms in between deployments.
Soldiers selected for MOS 18D attend 250 days of advanced medical training. Additionally, they spend two months of the year on a trauma rotation in hospital emergency rooms. The medical-training phase includes a nationally accredited emergency medical technician paramedic program. This module is intended to provide the soldiers an understanding of Special Forces, its history, organization, attributes and the core tasks that relate to their mission.
Students will then begin their task of training, advising, and assisting the guerrillas. The training will educate the guerrillas in various specialties, including weapons, communications, medical, and demolitions.
What is accounting according to SFAS?
Definition: A statement of financial accounting standards, also called SFAS, is a publication promulgated by FASB that establishes the generally accepted accounting standards in the US. In other words, this is a formal document issued by the FASB in an effort to provide guidance on a specific accounting topic.
Medical sergeants provide emergency, routine and long-term medical care for detachment members and associated allied members and host-nation personnel. They establish field medical facilities to support unconventional-warfare operations. They prepare the medical portion of area studies, briefbacks and operation plans and orders.
The Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC) or, informally, the Q Course is the initial formal training program for entry into the United States Army Special Forces. Phase I of the Q Course is Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS). Getting “Selected” at SFAS will enable a candidate to continue to the next of the four phases. On the last day of isolation the detachment presents its plan to the battalion command and staff. The next day, the students make an airborne infiltration into the fictitious country of “Pineland”.
What does SFAS stand for?
Statements of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS), published by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), provided guidance on a specific accounting topic, until 2009.
Languages are broken into four categories based on their degree of difficulty to native speakers of English. Soldiers who are assigned a Category I or II language will be enrolled in an 18-week language program, while soldiers who are assigned a Category III or IV language will attend 24 weeks of language training. This module provides the soldiers an understanding of the Special Forces Mission Planning process. The soldiers are given classes on the Military Decision Making Process followed by a practical exercise that reinforces the training.
The course provides training in computer applications, satellite radios and satellite and antenna theory and radio wave propagation. Soldiers learn how to construct field-expedient antennas, employing communications procedures and techniques and communicate throughout the HF, VHF and UHF spectrums, all culminating with a field training exercise. The course goal is to develop a world-class SF Communicator capable of employing, accessing and familiar with SF, joint and interagency communications.