3. Associate Member

Applicants for membership in the Special Forces Association must provide supporting documentation to prove eligibility.


The documentation provided should leave no doubt as to the applicant’s eligibility to avoid delays in processing. Applications received without documentation will be returned as incomplete.

General membership may be granted to a person who is or has been a member of the US Army Special Forces, including the US Army Reserve and National Guard:


     - who has been awarded a prefix"3" or the suffix "S", 5G, 18/180 series MOS,

     - and, if discharged, received an Honorable Discharge.


There is no time requirement for general membership.


(Documentation is required and should leave no doubt that the applicant is qualified for General Member status and a copy of DD-214.)

1. Decade Member

1. Decade Member

2. General Member

opportunities to fraternally unite all persons who are now, or have been, assigned to the U.S. Army most elite force, the “Green Berets” in their communities.


In addition, each chapter is the local voice for the SFA, and are involved in community events and work to promote veterans issues.

To join a Special Forces fraternal organization that supports the most highly qualified soldiers in the world, and help to maintain its legacy for future generations, please contact Northeast Florida Chapter 88 at:


sfa88@sfachapter88.org

or

(904) 993-1211


For more information about the

Northeast Florida Chapter 88 use this link:






Use the following links for membership applications:

Join the Northeast Florida Chapter 88

Applicants for membership in the Special Forces Association must provide supporting documentation to prove eligibility.


The documentation provided should leave no doubt as to the applicant’s eligibility to avoid delays in processing. Applications received without documentation will be returned as incomplete.

Associate membership may be granted to any person not qualified as above, but who has contributed significantly to the support of Special Forces, or its lineage, in the accomplishment of its mission.


Applications for Associated membership are subject to the approval of the Membership Committee.


Proof of assignment and significant contribution to Special Forces must accompany the application. A minimum of two letters of recommendation from SF/SFA members with first-hand knowledge of the applicant's significant contribution are required and a copy of a DD-214.

Applicants for membership in the Special Forces Association must provide supporting documentation to prove eligibility.


The documentation provided should leave no doubt as to the applicant’s eligibility to avoid delays in processing. Applications received without documentation will be returned as incomplete.

Decade membership may be granted to a person who is or has been a member of the US Army Special Forces, including the US Army Reserve and National Guard for a minimum of ten years:

     - who has been awarded a prefix "3" or Suffix "S", 5G, 18/180 series,

     - and, if discharged, received an Honorable Discharge.


Decade membership may also be granted to members who have a combination of 10 years Special Forces duty and Special Forces Association membership. (Documentation is required and should leave no doubt that the applicant is qualified for Decade member status.)

training. Membership qualification lineage includes all units officially listed on the First Special Forces lineage certificate are acceptable for membership.


Also acceptable, and grandfathered for general membership, are First Special Service Force, Office of Strategic Services, and UNPIK-8249 of Korea. The Ranger units of WWII and the Ranger Companies of Korea are acceptable for Association membership.


Assignment to a MTOE slot or other position calling for SF MOS or identifier does not necessarily indicate SF qualification.

That's why the SFA is such a popular organization in the Special Forces community.


With over 9,700 active members, and dozens of chapters throughout the U.S. and 8 countries, one of the SFA's primary missions is to promote and support the general welfare of the SF community.


The SFA also strives to perpetuate Special Forces traditions and to commemorate the memory of all Special Forces soldiers who have given their lives in defense of the free world.


Local SFA chapters, such as Northeast Florida Chapter 88, provide

Benefits of Joining the SFA

SFA Chapter 88 Membership Qualifications

Special Forces Association membership may be granted to a person who is, or has been, a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces, including the U.S. Army Reserve and the U.S. Army National Guard SF units, who has completed SF Training and has been awarded a SF prefix 3 or Suffix S, and/or SF Tab and MOS, and if discharged, has received an Honorable Discharge.


Special Forces MOSs are those awarded

upon completion of Special Forces

Special Forces team members work closely together and rely on each other for long periods of time, both during deployments and in garrison.


Because of this, they develop close relationships and personal ties which foster a team cohesion and esprit de corps which is rarely found elsewhere in the military.

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