- Apr 7, 2008
i've heard you can take airborne school as a cadet. how and when could this be done?
I'm sorry to hear some cadets are treated "like absolute dirt", but that was not my son's experience at airborne.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.
Excellent advice-SE! You captured this one exactly. Your cadet years are the best chance you will have to do stuff because it captures your fancy and will help you grow. Once you are in - your unit and branch are going to dictate where you go.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.