Is it possible..

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  1. x-ImPuLse-PL-

    x-ImPuLse-PL- Member

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    that an individual be qualified as an Airborne Ranger, while having an MOS that deals with Armor? Through my searches to find out more about my possible future occupation, I came upon branchorientation.com, and read up about Armor.

    Currently the site isn't working for me, so I can't quote it exactly, but from reading it earlier this morning, I recall it stating something along the lines of how an officer in this branch can also participate in the Jump and/or Ranger Schools, as they would make an officer more aggressive and diverse.

    If I've read these forums correctly, (and please correct me if I'm wrong) it is possible to qualify as Airborne and go through Jump training during the summer programs. There is also Pre-Ranger training, which would help for getting prepared for the real Ranger School after West Point.

    So all in all, would it be possible for an Armor Officer to be qualified and considered an Airborne Ranger??
     
  2. Dadandgrad

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    Many officers can attend Airborne School regardless of branch but I believe Ranger School is primarily reserved for officers who are branched Infantry.
     
  3. America's Finest

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    You can go to airborne or earn your ranger tab in any branch. It is more difficult to get a slot in some that others but always possible, especially if it is combat arms.
     
  4. x-ImPuLse-PL-

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    Well that's interesting to know. Definitely opens up more options and trainings in the future. I've always wanted to be a Ranger, but also have also wished to be in Armor. So with the knowledge of the possibility of having the Airborne and Ranger tabs while being under an Armor MOS really is a nice surprise. I understand that likely is a difficult task to accomplish, but now I have a lot more motivation to aim and achieve that status.
     
  5. America's Finest

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    Armor won't be that difficult...finance on the other hand...:biggrin:
     
  6. x-ImPuLse-PL-

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    Financing in the Armor branch, or in a separate branch all on it's own, you mean?
     
  7. linkgmr

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    Finance is a branch of its own, I believe.
     
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  8. vampsoul

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    It is, and since it has a low number of slots it usually closes out high up in the class rank.
     
  9. America's Finest

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    I meant the branch "Finance" were you handle the Army's money. Branches such as those are harder to get schools like Ranger school. Armor won't be since its combat arms.
     
  10. x-ImPuLse-PL-

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    Ahh ok, that's a bit more understandable now. I didn't know Finance had it's own branch. Thank you for the clarification on that.
     

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