Special Forces Operational Detachment Bravo (SFOD B)
A Special Forces 'B Team', otherwise known as Operational Detachment Bravo (ODB), or SFOD-B, acts as the headquarters element of a Special Forces company. They command and assist the 6 'A Teams' within the company.
ODB - Composition
Special Forces B-Teams are made up of 11 men:
A typical 11-man ODB comprises:
- 1 x Special Forces Company Commander (CO)
The Company commander is in command of all elements assigned or attached to the Special Forces company.
- Executive Officer
2nd in Command amd director company staff.
- Company Technician (18Z)
(W0-1 and up, Warrant Officer)
Responsible for the organization, training, intelligence and counterintelligence (CI) activities, and combat operations of the Special Forces company
- Company Seargeant Major(18Z)
(E-9, Sergeant Major)
supervises the daily training, operations, and administration of the company.
- Special Forces Operations Sergeant (18Z)
(E-8, Master Sergeant)
Assists the XO and Company Technician.
- Assitant Operations Sergeant (18F)
(E-7, Sergeant First Class)
Assists the Operations Sergeant
- Special Forces Medical Sergeants (18D)
(Sergeant First Class)
Provides medical care at the company level. Also provided medical training to the company.
- 2 x Special Forces Communications Sergeants (18E)
(Sergeant First Class / Staff Sergeant)
Signals experts, Communications Sergeant and a Asst. Communications Sergeant, who instal maintain and operate the company's radio and other communications equipment.
- Supply Sergeants
(E-6, Staff Sergeant)
Handles the logistics for the company and all its detachements
- NBC NCO
Ensures the company can detect and defend against Nuclear, Chemical and Biological (NBC) attacks.