AROTC Nurse Cadet to Airborne?

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  1. ginko

    ginko Member

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    My son is deciding on Airborne school tomorrow for Cadre. As a nursing student, would this training direct his career in any way? For example, would it keep him out of Fort Sam? He is hoping for San Antonio...
     
  2. USN16x

    USN16x 5-Year Member

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    So it wouldn't directly effect his ROTC career, however it could open the door further down the road in terms of getting into some high-speed units i.e. Airborne forward surgical teams.
     
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  3. AROTC Parent

    AROTC Parent 5-Year Member

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    He should try to get the airborne slot as a cadet. It adds to the OML points which impacts choice of 1st assignment if near the top.

    It should not negatively impact a first assignment to San Antonio. The vast majority of nurses go to a Med Center for first assignment and San Antonio is one of the Med Centers.
     
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  4. conrack

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    and of course Nurse Corps attend OBC at Fort Sam also, its an inevitable stop for AMEDD folks
     
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  5. Afdnp2013

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    I was an Army Nurse who attended Airborne as a cadet and it gave me massive respect points from peers throughout my career. It also was a great conversation starter when dealing with my patients, etc.
     
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