Moved out of the appointment thread as it's off topic This year it appears that for plebes the mainstream assignments were Airborne, Air Assault, and OPFOR. It varies by year, but apparently this year AAS was harder to get in as the class sizes were smaller and fewer offerings. The first are two highly contended for, and assigned primarily based on CPS or Military score one. Was not briefed on specifics, but implied and understood that cadet performance has a big role. So want to go to the training of your choice? Do well during fall semester as that increases your odds of getting your 1st or 2nd choice! You'll put your preference in mid-year (early Dec this year), and most likely meet with your TAC or TAC NCO to discuss. This year most cadets heard by Feb what their assignment was, which was not long after CPS was made available. I have not heard of any plebes (soon to be yuks) being assigned to the more advanced MIAD's, and have been told that most are not allowed till later. For cadets willing to commit to majors there were apparently some overseas "experience" options sponsored by their dept (forgot the acronym), but it's pretty uncommon for plebes. Realistically, there is not much time for more than one MIAD and CFT between plebe and yuk years. even with the additional week. (And you gave up a week of winter leave for that!) It was technically possible to do both Airborne and AAS with a particular class combination, but I've not heard of any plebes who got that. (But some TAC's did at least allow that request) The good news (again, from a recent TAC briefing), the Army RIF-lite has not impacted summer training negatively. It may actually increase available slots over time, and there will for sure be better international options as the pool of money/slots is spread over fewer cadets. They did lose the mounted option. Calvary commanders training in Bradleys?? Forget the name, they just called it "Mounted" One last input: While all cadets seem to want Airborne, many TAC's and RA officers recommend trying to get AAS if you can. It's much easier to get Airborne both as a cadet and upon graduation. (DS was told it's almost automatic). But if you don't have AAS as a cadet, it can be very hard to get it as an officer unless in a helo unit. But without Airborn you limit some of the foreign options as a upperclass, so there are tradeoffs for sure.