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    I was told that if I went to Basic and I wanted to go to Airborne school right after that I should tell the people in charge at Basic before it even starts. Then I should perform exceptionally well while I'm there and I might be asked if I want to go to Airborne. Could the same sort of thing happen after going to LTC? My ROTC Battalion can't/won't get me a slot for Airborne this summer but they did get me one for LTC so I'm hoping I can earn an Airborne slot while at LTC.

    Anyone know if this sort of thing happens?

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    Welcome to the forum, spaztikmaverik! We generally like people to introduce themselves before asking questions. Most of us here are NCOs with a couple of Warrant Officers - but there are a couple of Commissioned Officers who come by from time to time. So I'm guessing you didn't go to the ROTC Basic Course since you're doing the LTC?
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    Thank you, and yea I missed the Intro section. Here is my Intro: Chris from NC

    No, I did not do the whole basic course. I'm just now wrapping up my first semester in ROTC and it happens to be the last semester in the Basic program. So I had to choose between BCT and LTC. I really wanted to do BCT/AIT but that would have really screwed up my schedule at school and everything.

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    Actually, I asked whether you had completed the ROTC Basic Course, not enlisted Basic Combat Training and AIT. I see in my reading that the LTC is for those Cadets who do not attend/complete the ROTC Basic Course for one reason or another - and that it is mandatory, not optional that you do one of the three - ROTC Basic, Basic Combat Training and AIT (or both combined as One Station Unit Training), or the Leadership Training Course. So it's no surprise to me that your ROTC "Battalion can't/won't get (you) a slot for Airborne this summer but they did get (you) one for LTC" - since you have to complete ONE of the basic courses before going on to more advanced training. Am I missing something here?
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    My Google-Fu reveals the following:


    From the Marquette University ROTC Page at (link) - Summer Training Opportunities | Army ROTC | Marquette University
    Army ROTC Cadets are offered the chance to participate in a variety of summer training opportunities, typically between their sophomore and junior years. Click below to see some of the exciting training possibilities Marquette Army ROTC has to offer.
    In a 2008 post from a prior Cadet at (link) - true I can qual for Airborne in ROTC? - Topic
    While I was in ROTC, our BN had slots for Airborne, Air Assault, Ranger, and even Northern Warfare schools. You put your name down on the list for the school(s) you wanted. Then based on OML and available slots, you could be selected and sent. I do believe you had to be contracted in order to go to a school.

    Check with your ROTC Cadre for exact info.
    And from a veteran ROTC instructor at (Link) - Army ROTC specialty schools (Airborne, Air Assault, etc.) and AMEDD question? - Yahoo! Answers
    Your PMS and ROTC staff will select who attends Airborne and Air Assault. Getting selected will be a matter of physical conditioning (you better be in good shape) and your attitude.

    Also they will have only a few slots to those schools and they will have to work attendance around Advanced Camp (ie: don't send an MS III to Airborne before Advanced Camp in case they get hurt) etc....

    So to get selected for Airborne / AASLT you need to discuss with your ROTC faculty.
    Lots more info available by searching for "ROTC Airborne" on your favorite Search engine.

    Good luck - Airborne and Air Assault are a Heck of a lot of fun!

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    Sorry, when I said "I did not do the whole basic course" I was referring to the ROTC Basic course, not BCT. And I was told by my cadre here at State that there was no mandatory training to enroll in the ROTC Advanced course, it was just highly recommended.
    When I mentioned that my Battalion wasn't getting me an Airborne slot I understood the reasons. The key one being that I haven't contracted yet. Even if I had contracted the cadre would not likely choose to give me, a green behind the ears scrub thats in poor shape, a rare and competitive slot like that.

    In my first quote I mentioned what I had heard about BCT, and how some standout soldiers were offered Airborne school slots immediately after their completion of BCT. The question I am asking is if there is a chance that I will be offered a slot to Airborne school, *from the people in charge of LTC*, after LTC. Or is LTC even allotted slots to schools like that?

    I hope that that cleared things up.

    BTW, as far as being offered schools like Airborne and Air Assault from my cadre, I am aware of how all that works, but thanks for the extensive little report you cooked up there.

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    Well considering that based on your post it appeared you knew almost nothing about the Cadet Airborne program, it was the least I could do. Since I've only been Active, Guard, and Reserve and never worked with ROTC I can offer you no more than what I've already provided. Go by what your cadre tells you, and not by what people here may post. Good luck!
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