SOD paratroopers?

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  1. chris54321

    chris54321 Member

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    Hey guys,

    I’m fairly new to learning about the army so forgive any obvious questions...

    I was looking into National Guard paratroopers and saw articles about Special Operations Detatchment paratroopers in the Guard. What is this? Are they airborn-qualified Special forces, or is it something else? I thought SOD just referred to SF, but why were they called paratroopers in this article?

    I’d like to try out for a paratrooper (or mountain) unit in the guard, hence why I ask. I’m trying to figure out which I’d like to aim for.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. CitadelN88

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    not sure "just airborn-qualified Special forces" goes together in a sentence
     
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    Yes that was badly phrased. I meant, are they SF who are (obviously) airborne qualified, or are they an entirely different MOS that is part of a SOD and are also Airborne?
     
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  5. AF6872

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    No perfectly sane individual would jump out of an operating aircraft. They are some of the best.
     
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