Does anybody have a complete list of MIADs available to Cadets?

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  1. Line

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    I was just curious as to some different options Cadets have, and how many slots may be available for each.
     
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    Airborne
    Air Assault
    Sapper (competitive, can't take as 1st MIAD)
    Combat Diver (competitive, same as sapper)

    Use to be OPFOR, but that may have merged in with CFT1.

    Used to offer Bradley Leaders Course, but don't know if still offered.

    May be some I missed, maybe a current cadet can comment
     
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    I believe my son told me that Sapper was no longer offered.

    Some other competitive MIADs I've heard or read about:

    SERE
    Chilean Mountain School
    Georgian Mountain School
    Ecuadorian Jungle School
    RMA Sandhurst (not sure of the program)
    French Commando School
    French Airborne School
    Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leaders Course
    Pathfinder
     
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    Forgot about the foreign schools, SERE, etc.

    Pretty sure all of these are not open as 1st miads.

    I knew sapper slots were cut way down, did not know it was discontinued for cadets.

    PF would require ABN or AASLT as well.


    There might be a combatives and a medical one as well. Those used to be open as 1st miads
     
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    I didn't hear about a medical or combative. On the AIAD side, one of my son's classmates (just finished Plebe year) got to do an internship with ESPN. Plebe in question wasn't even a Corps Squad athlete. I thought that was pretty cool.
     
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    Curious, what is the screening process for the competitive ones? I assume a fitness assessment??
     
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    Certain criteria to even apply (successfully completed a MIAD as rising yearling, etc. Immersion level language for the foreign schools).

    Then major smoke sessions for the try-outs, typically.

    I want to say sapper had 100+ applicants, for 10-15 slots when DS was a cadet. From memory, I think it's fewer slots now.

    For males, if you were not super scoring your APFT you did not have a chance typically. (But you had to be good at way more than just APFT)
     
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