Tomorrow, I will be promoted to the rank of Specialist. I received a “time in service” waiver, which means I’m getting an accelerated promotion, cutting the time to E4 down by 6 months.
This makes me eligible to attend SFAS–Special Forces Assessment and Selection. 18 days of hell at Ft. Bragg, intended to assess a candidates physical capabilities as well as problem solving and leadership abilities.
There are no guarantees, regardless of how I perform. Of course, it’s not even a guarantee that I will pass the initial physicial screening given my past injuries. I’m sure I can perform physically, it’s just a matter of convincing others that I can.