Formerly Known as Freefalling
- Sep 8, 2006
- Not Afghanistan
For example, I recently had a soldier come to my guard unit from active duty, were he served all 8 years between two groups. Even though he's airborne qualified, he hasn't jumped in years because (according to him) a large number of support troops were removed from jump status at his last unit. If I recall correctly, his understanding was only the parachute riggers and SOT-A members still jumped.
Realistically, only a handful of non SOT-A types in Support Company need to be jump qualified and on status.