We surveyed 136 special forces officers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical special forces officer. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a special forces officer?

Low

High

Working as a special forces officer typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a special forces officer?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a special forces officer typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a special forces officer?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a special forces officer.