- Apr 7, 2008
i've heard you can take airborne school as a cadet. how and when could this be done?
Additionally, you will get treated like absolute dirt at Airborne school as a cadet, SGT Airborne will tell the Privates that they rank higher than you do, and it will be a pretty big waste of time.
Basically, USMA offers a lot of schools you wont be able to get in the Army, so unless you're deadset on Airborne (I was, unfourtunately), I would try to go to something that is unique and you wouldnt get the chance to otherwise. Too many cadets get caught up in the "flair" aspect of schools; wings, tabs, etc. What's on your uniform doesnt matter so much as what you know, so take advantage of the rare opportunities you can get there.