at least that gives me hopes because i really want to make the army my career but only as an officer and nothing less.
edit: this is the only way i can afford an NSX..LOL
Dude... SF is DEFINITELY the way to go. As far as affording an NSX, you don't have to be an officer. I'm still a PFC and almost have enough for my down payment + loan.
In the "conventional" army, there is SO MUCH stupid stuff that you have to deal with (officer or not) that it gets very frustrating. With SF, you're still enlisted, but as soon as you finish training, you are promoted to SGT... no hassals. You will also make rank quite fast and you actually get to shoot guns all the time.
Normal army, you shoot maybe.... twice a year. The first thing I'm going to do when I get back home is submit my packet for SF. Completely different life style. Way better training than any officer will ever get (unless you go SF as an officer)... honestly: all of the officers I've worked with (save for those that were previously experienced soldiers/NCOs) have no clue how to get anything done. They seem to be trained to make decisions, and then give orders to enlisted personnel who actually come up with the means of achieving the goal.
If you want to really be a warrior
, enlist for SF. If you want to do SF as an officer, you'll have to wait until you make Captain (O3). But in that case, you'll actually be in command of a Special Forces detachment (11 other high ranking soldiers), and all the guys under you will be the best soldiers you can have (but it's not exactly a vertical chain of command in SF... on paper, it is, but in reality, everyone is on a first name basis).
Read the book Chosen Soldier by Dick Couch. It will tell you exacly what SF training is like. Dick Couch is a retired Navy SEAL and he follows a class of SF recruits through their entire training course. What he says about Army Special Forces means a lot considering the reputation of the SEALs.