Youths generally carry a wish to join the defense, be it the Army, Air Force or the Navy, willing to contribute their due share to the nation’s well-being. And the post of Special Forces Officer really helps to achieve the dream. However, it is after a long time after joining the Army that a person becomes eligible to get elevated as a Special Forces Officer. Also, one must be a 1st Lieutenant promotable or a Captain to become so. On an average, a Special Forces Officer earns about $72,000 per year.