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AFSOC ‘Moving Away’ from Selecting Operators Based on Physical Performance | Military.com
U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ali Flisek

AFSOC ‘Moving Away’ from Selecting Operators Based on Physical Performance | Military.com

Air Force Lt. Gen. James Slife, AFSOC commander, has announced that they will be moving away from selecting operators based on physical performance. Instead, Air Force Special Operations Command will use algorithms and analytics to focus on attributes candidates possess. “We’ve got a lot of data that we can go back and mine and find out what makes for the most successful special operators,” stated Slife. He has not commented on what attributes or skills AFSOC is looking for. Army Gen. Richard Clarke, head of USSOCOM, and Maj. Gen. Daniel Yoo, head of Marine Forces Special Operations Command, have both agreed with this new outlook on selecting operators, while still considering the physical aspect as well.

Source: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/05/13/afsoc-moving-away-selecting-operators-based-physical-performance.html

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