For all 1Z/19Z operators: To make OTC 25 (starts summer of 2025) you need to attend one of our two fall operator selection dates. Scroll down this page to find the link to the application, the cutoff dates for application submittal, and the dates for the TDY portions of operator selection. 

724 Special Tactics Group


If you are starting to think about your next move inside the Air Force we want to be in the conversation. If you want more opportunities to make a difference and have impact in the work you do, come join our team and help us solve the Nation's most difficult tactical problems.

Our Mission... Solving the Nation's Most Difficult Tactical Problems

The 724th Special Tactics Group provides training and technical assistance in the development of tactics, techniques, and procedures to ensure standardization across the AFSOC Special Tactics community. 

Our People...

Our people are the most focused and motivated you will find anywhere. Their dedication to our mission ensures the 724 STG is always poised for success.

RASD (Recruiting, Assessment, Selection, & Development)

RASD leads all recruiting, assessment, selection, and development for the Group. If you are interested in joining our organization, use the info below to guide your next steps.

Support Recruiting and Hiring

  • Please use the link below to start your application


    Click HERE to start your application


  • Support Recruiter Contact Info (Expand)

    All Support and 19Z Staff Positions


  • Upcoming Dates

    Support assessment and selections normally take place the 3rd week of each month. Once you submit your application the support recruiters will contact you to schedule your attendance. 


   All of our TACPO positions are full for the foreseeable future. We aren't sure when we will be accepting TACPO applications again. Please keep checking back here, or contact Mr. Free and Mr. Erhardt for updates. 

Operator Recruiting & Selection

  • Operator Application and Leader Eval Forms


    Click HERE to start your application.


  • Upcoming Operator Selection Dates...

    Selection 25-03

    • Application Deadline (10 Sep 24)
    • TDY Dates (14-22 Oct 24)


    Selection 25-04

    • Application Deadline (28 Oct 24)
    • TDY Dates (2-10 Dec 24)


    Selection 26-01

    • Application Deadline (27 Jan 25)
    • TDY Dates (24 Feb - 4 Mar 25)


    Selection 26-02

    • Application Deadline (10 Mar 25)
    • TDY Dates (7-15 Apr 25)


    Selection 26-03

    • Application Deadline (22 Sep 25)
    • TDY Dates (20-28 Oct 25)


    Selection 26-04

    • Application Deadline (3 Nov 25)
    • TDY Dates (1-9 Dec 25)

Preparing for Our Assessment and Selection (A&S) Process

Whether operator or support, our A&S process will be both challenging and enlightening for each candidate. Below are some helpful tips on preparing for your A&S journey. If you are coming to a support A&S, you should focus your attention mainly on our attributes, some of the mental tips, and the podcasts. If you are an operator, you should focus on all the information listed below.
  • Insight Thru Experience Podcasts

    The Insight Thru Experience Podcast is meant to provide some useful info for those thinking about coming to the 724 STG, or those already preparing for an upcoming selection.  These are interviews with operators, leaders, and specialists who want to share their experiences for those coming up behind them.  Click on your favorite medium below to proceed to the podcast:



    Note: The thoughts and discussions in these interviews do not represent the official thoughts of the organization. These interviews are meant to inform you about the opportunities that exist here and how to be better prepared when it's your time to perform.

Human Performance Optimization (HPO)

  • Our HPO Team

    The 724 STG Human Performance Optimization (HPO) team is made up of 51 specialized professionals that focus solely on bringing people into the organization (e.g., PEAK PERFORMANCE) and supporting /developing them when in the organization (e.g., RESET, Coaching programs, etc...).

    The 51 professionals include psychologists, Human Performance Specialist, Chaplain teams, and a vast amount of medical specialists. HPO is focused on 5 primary lines of efforts (LOES) across the unit. Those efforts are Assessment and Selection, Sustainment/support, Medical Training, Development/Coaching, and Operational Support/Performance Enhancement.

    The HPO team is embedded in our operational and training squadrons to accomplish direct, one-on-one bolstering of performance and resilience among Unit members. This approach builds trust, transparency, and integration to ensure minds are sharp and well, bodies are strong, and we can continue to execute an extraordinary mission.

Family & Local Area Info

The 724 STG goes to great lengths to ensure the families have access to the resources that will keep them healthy, happy, and resilient. Click on the links below to find out more info about the local area and resources available.

Resilient Families

Local Area Info         

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Note to Visitors

Note - The 724 STG is a unit that can only hire experienced Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve Air Force members. 

If you are looking for information on how to become an Air Force Special Warfare Operator visit  

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