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Who can get into courses which are required for SF?
« on: October 27, 2016, 19:34:48 »
Basicially, I was wondering how people who aren't infantry would get into CSOR or JTF2 as operators/assaulters. They say that people from all 3 forces can apply, but I can't see any way that a non-infantry soldier, or anyone from the Navy or Air Force could get accepted to Pathfinder, Para, DZ/LZ, etc. courses in order to qualify. Even the MTOG who's training would obviously give them a good base for success don't seem qualified without the other courses. Hopefully someone can clear this up for me, as I'm quite confused. Thanks, guys!

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Re: Who can get into courses which are required for SF?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2016, 19:39:14 »
Who said you needed Pathfinder, Para, etc. courses in order to qualify?

If you get selected as an Assaulter, they'll teach you all you need to know.

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Re: Who can get into courses which are required for SF?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2016, 19:52:44 »
A lot of the Infantrymen who apply for CANSOF are not jumpers, LZ/DZ Controller, etc.  You just need to be trade qualified to apply.


Also, plenty of non Infantry/Combat Arms pers have made it as Operators/Assaulters. 

You also don't need to be Infantry to be Course loaded on Basic Para, etc.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2016, 20:06:21 by LightFighter »

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Re: Who can get into courses which are required for SF?
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2016, 21:05:27 »
I think you'll find that they're looking for people that are fit, motivated, have the aptitude to learn what they want them to learn and personality/maturity fit in where they want them to fit in. 

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Re: Who can get into courses which are required for SF?
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2016, 21:41:28 »
See mariomike's post.  Follow the links.


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