Question about volunteering for Airborne.

Invictus

Grasshopper
Member
Joined
Jan 7, 2008
Messages
78
A friend of mine is currently in the process of enlistment into the Army. However due to LASIK he had done, he was not able to get Airborne put into his contract. This being said, he has been told that he will able to volunteer once at OSUT; apparently this is what his recruiter had done. Is this a feasible option considering the circumstances?
 

car

Old NCO (Ret)
Rest In Peace
Joined
Jul 30, 2007
Messages
2,403
Location
In Transit
Yeah, you can't jump for six months after having lasix. Too much of a chancce that the wind will tear up what the surgery did for you. At least that's how it was when I was still in the 82nd - left in late '02.
 

Invictus

Grasshopper
Member
Joined
Jan 7, 2008
Messages
78
Yeah, he knew that much, waited about four months I think and then got the remainder waived I believe.
 

pardus

Verified Military
Joined
Sep 7, 2006
Messages
9,976
Yeah, he knew that much, waited about four months I think and then got the remainder waived I believe.

Waved for airborne or just waived for enlistment?

If he just got it waved for enlistment, why doesnt he simply wait 2 mths then go with an airborne packet?
 

Invictus

Grasshopper
Member
Joined
Jan 7, 2008
Messages
78
Waved for airborne or just waived for enlistment?

If he just got it waved for enlistment, why doesnt he simply wait 2 mths then go with an airborne packet?

I will clarify with him, this didn't come to mind. thanks.

EDIT: It appears that the waiver only pertained to enlistment, however, he is still precluded from airborne.
 

demo18c

Special Forces
Verified SOF
Joined
Feb 12, 2007
Messages
89
I would have your friend wait and get it into his contract. Its iffy volunteering for jump school because there's a chane he wont get it
 
I

irnbndr

Guest
Never believe a recruiter that tells you "when you are done with basic they will ask for volunteers". The chances of him getting a contract out of basic are slim, depends on the needs of the army. Always get it in writing before you get on the bus!
 

Rabid Badger

Special Forces
Verified SOF
Joined
May 20, 2007
Messages
3,173
Location
The 'Ville
Never believe a recruiter that tells you "when you are done with basic they will ask for volunteers". The chances of him getting a contract out of basic are slim, depends on the needs of the army. Always get it in writing before you get on the bus!

X2...and take a Vet with ya to the Recruiter. He won't be as inclined to lie. }:-)

:2c:
 

demo18c

Special Forces
Verified SOF
Joined
Feb 12, 2007
Messages
89
X2...and take a Vet with ya to the Recruiter. He won't be as inclined to lie. }:-)

:2c:

A undercover VET so if he trys to pull the wool over your friends eyes he can call him out on it. Then talk to another recruiter somewhere else.. If possible:confused:
 
Top