An A-Team cannot deploy or operate without the support of the B
Team. The B-Team consists of 11 personnel and is the headquarters
element of the Special Forces company. It acts as the command and
control of the A-Teams within the company. The B-Team establishes and
operates the AOB, or Advanced Operational Base. The B Team can and does
- Plan and conduct SF operations separately or as part of a larger
force; Train and prepare SF A-Teams for deployment; Infiltrate and
exfiltrate operational areas by air, land, or sea; Conduct operations
in remote areas and hostile environments for extended periods of time
with minimal external direction or support; Develop, organize, equip,
train, and advise or direct indigenous combat forces up to regimental
size in Special Operations (SO); Train, advise, and assist other U.S.
and allied forces and agencies.
ODB "B-Team" Structure
SPECIAL FORCES COMPANY COMMANDER (CO)
Rank: 0-4, Major
Company Commander exercises command of the personnel and elements
assigned or attached to the company. When the company establishes an
AOB, he serves as the AOB commander.
EXECUTIVE OFFICER (XO)
Rank: 0-3, Captain
the company staff and assigns specific responsibilities. He coordinates
with the company sergeant major to direct and supervise company
administrative and logistical procedures.
Rank: W0-1 and up, Warrant Officer
has staff responsibility for all matters pertaining to the
organization, training, intelligence and counterintelligence (CI)
activities, and combat operations of the company and it's detachments.
18 Zulu- COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR
Rank: E-9, Sergeant Major
is the senior enlisted person in the company and the commander's
principal advisor on matters pertaining to enlisted personnel. He
supervises the daily training, operations, and administration of the
18 Zulu - SPECIAL FORCES OPERATIONS SERGEANT
Rank: E-8, Master Sergeant
assists the XO and Company Technician in accomplishing their duties.
When the company and it's detachments are uncommitted, they manage the
company's training program for the company commander.
18 Fox - ASST. OPERATIONS SERGEANT
Rank: E-7, Sergeant First Class
He assists the Operations Sergeant in the accomplishment of his duties.
18 Delta - SPECIAL FORCES MEDICAL SERGEANT
Rank: E-7, Sergeant First Class
provides routine, preventative, and emergency medical care to the
company and any indigenous forces. He also trains allied and indigenous
forces in basic emergency and preventative medical care. He gathers
medical information and advises the company staff on all health care
18 Echo - SPECIAL FORCES COMMUNICATIONS SERGEANT
(2 per "B Team")
Communications Sergeant (Rank: E-7, Sergeant First Class)
Asst. Communications Sergeant (Rank: E-6, Staff Sergeant)
commo sergeants advise the Company Commander on communication matters,
and prepares communication plans. They install, operate, and maintain
all the company's communication equipment. They also train detachment
members and indigenous forces in signal equipment procedures.
Rank: E-6, Staff Sergeant
He is the
principal logistical planner. He coordinates closely with the battalion
S-4 and service detachment commander to meet the unique needs of the
company and it's detachments.
Rank: E-5, Sergeant
He supervises, operates,
and maintains the company's NBC detection and contamination equipment.
He also assists in establishing, administering, and applying NBC