The United States Military has a number of schools that provide advanced or specialist training courses to their trained soldiers (i.e. soldiers who have completed basic training). Below is a selection of these courses, their pass rates and average number per course.
- Army Rangers: 1 in 3 (358 per course)
- Air Force Pararescue: 1 in 10 (124 per course)
- Marine Recon: 1 in 2 (65 per course)
- Special Forces Diver: 2 in 3 (53 per course)
- Marine Sniper: 2 in 3 (31 per course) (300ish at any one time)
- Navy Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman (Basic): 1 in 4 (46 per course) (600ish at any one time)
- Army Sniper: 1 in 2 (43 per course)
- Air Force Combat Diver: 2 in 3 (28 per course)
- Army Sapper: 2 in 3 (41 per course)
- Special Operations Aviation Regiment: 2 in 3 (42 per course)
- Navy Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman (Advanced): 2 in 3 (27 per course) (700ish at any one time)
The Army Sapper course is, currently, the only course open to female soldiers. The above courses range in duration from 5 weeks to 12 weeks.