First off, I am not trying to offend anybody that is not airborne that is currently serving in an airborne unit. But doesn't it make sense that if you are in the unit, you should be airborne qualified? Some people also argue that being airborne is an obsolete skill. Just looking for some thoughts. Thanks.
Posted 6 y ago
Absolutely, if you are going to serve in an active Airborne unit you should be Airborne qualified. My advice would be to fulfill every requirement your duty position requires. For example, if your duty position has and SQI and/or ASI then you should fulfill those requirements to be fully qualified for the position.
It's not an obsolete skill, however if you are assigned to a Airborne unit you should be Airborne qualified to be able full fill the any mission given. Just like myself being in a Air Assault division I need to be Air Assault qualified to be able to full fill the mission required.
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