Posted on Mar 4, 2020
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I am a 35P. Mostly strategic background with a short deployment supporting 10th mtn. My branch wants to send me airborne and giving me group option as well to 5th at Campbell, 10th at carson, or 3rd at bragg?

Which would be an overall better pick?

I want to look at from many aspects. I have family as well so schools, communities and quality of life is a big concern just as much as the unit, optempto, training opportunities, and career development.

Any recommendations or anyone willing to share their experience would be more than appreciated. Thanks.
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I have served with or in all the active SF Groups and each has there strengths and challenges for non tabbers.

It is about your culture, your families strengths and your character.

First-if you have a choice...what region appeals to you most? The groups tend to take on the cultural aspects of the region they support and that would appeal to you.

Second-language...if you have a primary it will drive your assignment. Just that simple. They need specific languages in each group-if your lucky and have a language that cross cuts groups-great

Third-don’t go indiginoius when you arrive. There are Green Berets...then everyone else who supports Green Berets. When your in the group your job is to be value added in your skill but be prepared to do whatever is needed. Whenever it’s needed to make the mission a success. But never forget-until you volunteer to be assessed and pass SFQC...in the end, you are a temp hire.

Lastly-if your a frat boy or Anglophile -10th is the place, of your machismo and swagger-7th is your crew, if your a knuckles up guy-It’s 5th, if you’re all about the UW and Indig -3rd will be great, and if your about training and mil to mil then 1st.

Each battalion is different and each group acts in there own space. But for a Soldier-it’s the place to get good at your job, learn great skills and make some non-conventional aspects of your craft shine.

For families I hear only good things from 10th,1st and 5th. 10th and 1st are pricey though. Bragg has its goodness with 3rd but schools are hit and miss and 7th in Eglin May be a cool since your on a AFB.

Pray you choose wisely for your family-you May be our and about a lot and they will have to make their best life where you go Brother. That is paramount to your success

Good luck and God Speed
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MSG James Devereaux
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Well said
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SSG William Jones
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I'm biased but 5th Group would be a prime choice.
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SPC Andrew Kiser
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I served at Carson 30 years ago and it was good but I wish I had gone south or Texas
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