Like can any soldier take the parachutist course?
X_para76 said:The U.S military just eliminated some of their PF units so perhaps that's what you're referring to.
And this is VERY much frowned upon. :tsktsk:-Skeletor- said:..... plus there are walk ons....
Underway said:So with CSOR now with a number of years of experience behind them, isn't there a large amount of overlap with them and the Pathfinders?
Underway said:So Patrol Pathfinders are not grouped as a unit/subunit? What's the point of the course then if they are just dispersed back into their units? Or do they go to recce platoon and apply their skills there? UK uses a Pathfinder Platoon organization as part of their Air Assualt Brigade. Would not this type of organization be useful for all sorts of Ops?
My point is, if you have a unit like CSOR that can do all of the functions of pathfinders, why even run the course unless your are qualifying CSOR? CSOR can do airstrip assesment, recce paratroop landing sites, all the same sort of roles that pathfinders can do, probably at a higher level with more support. Or does CSOR have more important things to do than support the army. Does the army need integral rapid air/sea deployable recce forces?