Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Insdav3, Feb 10, 2006.
Sources say no
I do believe some ROTC cadets get a chance to go Airborne sometime during their senior year.
Yup my buddy Justin got his jump wings over the summer.
We get to go at the end of our sophomore year during the summer. Last year we had 40 Airborne slots, 2 Air Assault slots, and 6 Robin Sage slots.
I'm looking to go to Robin Sage this summer because I will probably get the opportunity to attend Airborne school after I commission.
BTW, I go to Norwich University, the birthplace of ROTC, in Vermont.
AFROTC cadets have the opportunity to go to Airborne, but it's very competitive. while i was in ROTC, i knew 5 or 6 cadets over the 4 years i was in that got their jump wings.
Army ROTC gets slots for Airborne. The school I went to had about 4 slots per year.
I'm just imaging what someone will say when he reads this thread...
About 30 slots here. only 1-2 freshman can go though. It's based on order of merit. GPA, APFT score and you've got to hold a pullup for ten seconds. It used be required you do 10 pull ups but alot of females couldn't do it so they changed it.
Air assault slots are pretty random it could be anywhere from 0-5.
Mountain Warfare School- maybe 1 slot sometimes.
i think we get 4-5 slots this year. mostly its the freshmen and sophmores that go. ill be trying to get one of those slots.
Have fun doing that if you get to go. It will be some good training experince for you guys. I went in the fall and our G's happened to be guys already in the Q-Course. They weren't too happy to be out there for two weeks. I suppose it beats having some POS POG's though. Hopefully you guys would be pretty motivated out there to work. Thats what makes the experience fun. Its not fun listening to some beotch complaining that his 35lb ruck is too heavy
You mean ROTC cadets go through the Army Airborne course alongside active duty soldiers, taking slots that could go to active or reserve or guard soldiers?
Out of interest what is the obligation if you're done ROTC through a 4 year degree?
airborne is teh suxor. my buddy just broke his leg jumping out of a C130 last night.
Think about it, it's a combat arms branch, who else are they going to send. The majority of Ranger and or Airborne slots go to Infantry and Armor. Saying it won't happen is total BS, it's more likely encouraged to attend.
what is the armour officer going to need to parachute out of his tank.
The same reason why Infantry Officers go, since the Army still does combat drops and all for regular Infantry units
You'll see very few Officers that are in a combat arms branch without a airborne qualification badge. It's not just the Infantry that go.
artillery is combat arms how many of them do you see jumping out of planes.
The point I was trying to make is that Infantry is not the only branch that goes to airborne school.
TurboManiacal stated that it was virtually impossible for an Armor officer to intend airborne which is not the case.
we had 2-3 people go every year to get their jump wings maybe your detachment isn't promoting their cadets as well