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Old 10-01-2013, 01:15 AM
Location: Georgetown, TX and The World
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Former US Army Paratrooper here served from 2001 to 2006 in 35th SIG BDE (ABN) at Fort Bragg. Being a Paratrooper is something to be proud of. Airborne units are rich with history and tradition. Also Airborne units are not like leg units. PT is usually top notch, and unit tempo is completely different. I personally believe Paratroopers are more disciplined than non-airborne personnel. Sure you have some 5 jump chumps walking around in leg units beating their chests but they aren't good examples of Paratroopers.

On a related subject if you are thinking of doing any of this you best be smoking your PT. In ABN units officers are held to a higher standard than the enlisted. It's common for most enlisted to max out their PT scores in ABN units. So you would have to match that or exceed it. You can't lead your enlisted men if you can't keep up.

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