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Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by wiseman44, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. wiseman44

    wiseman44 New Member

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    Hi. I am a prospective candidate for the class of 2014 and am trying to decide among several academies. I was wondering if anybody knows how many cadets from each graduating class go on to become either a Combat Controller or a Pararescue operator.

    Thanks,
    Wise Man
     
  2. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    I have about 3 friends in 2010 with me that were picked up for STO and CRO.
     
  3. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    The average the past few years has been 2 STO and 2 CRO, per class.
     
  4. Dadandgrad

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    Can you tell me what the two acronyms are? Thanks!
     
  5. Bullet

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    STO = Special Tactics Officer. Officers in charge of the Combat Control Teams. These are the folks that go in behind enemy forces and set-up and control the drop zones and forward operating landing zones. Also control Close air support sorties, as/if required.

    CRO = Combat Rescue Officer. The folks in charge of the para-rescue teams. They go in behind enemy lines to rescue the downed pilots.

    Both groups a Helluva bunch of guys, true heroes and patriots all.
     

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