Special Operations is Calling

Special Operations is Calling

As I entered the Commons, I came across a gentleman that was dressed in a camouflaged uniform, sitting behind a desk with numerous information brochures, ready to answer any and all questions about what the military has to offer. That gentleman was the United States Air Force Technical Sergeant (TSgt) Jonathan St. Sauver who is a Special Operations Recruiter with the 330th Recruiting Squadron.

Since most SNU students are striving for a degree in various fields of study, it also works well with the requirements of becoming an Air Force Officer, which requires a bachelor’s degree to enter the military as an Officer. TSgt St. Sauver stated, “The Air Force Special Operations career field has multiple Officer positions in Combat Rescue, Special Tactics and Air Liaison fields.” The various careers offered through the Air Force Special Operations are Pararescue (PJ), Combat Controller (CCT), Tactical Air Control Party (TACP), Special Operation Weather Team (SOWT), Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Survival Evasion Resist Escape (SERE). If you are interested in any of these amazing opportunities or others that the Air Force has to offer, you can get further details and descriptions by visiting www.airforce.com.

Like any career in the military, fitness is a priority. TSgt St. Sauver states that “every career has a specialized fitness test required to pass to qualify for the career.” The initial test that is conducted to qualify an individual for the opportunity to try out for one of these prestigious career fields is a 500-meter swim in under 14 min; a 30-minute rest; a 1.5 mile run in under 11 minutes; a 10-minute rest; 6 pull-ups; 40 sit-ups and 40 pushups. TSgt St. Sauver also remarked that “once this test is passed, then each candidate will have to pass a specific test based on the career path they choose.”

There are many perks to joining the military. Some of the multitudes of benefits include 30 days of vacation a year; free medical, dental and vision coverage for you and your family; opportunities to travel and extra money. This extra money comes in addition to your normal paycheck in the form of a bonus. The Air Force Special Operations careers offer sign-on bonuses of up to $15,000. What other job offers you an upfront bonus before you even start?

If you’re curious and feel a calling to something higher than your normal 9 to 5 job after graduation, take the opportunity to speak with TSgt St. Sauver or any other military recruiter.

The Air Force is always looking for the best and brightest to become the future in air power. If you’re wanting further details, TSgt St. Sauver can be contacted in his office located at 101 N Douglas Blvd in Midwest City, OK 73130 or on his cell phone (405)-669-0478. He can also be reached through his Air Force email address: jonathan.st_sauver@us.af.mil. Don’t settle for average: “Aim High.”

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