Originally posted by Dar:
That is interesting info on the airborne thing. I recently dropped my BEAR packet for 35P. Were you guys allowed to pick your language based on what it said in the BEAR message?
My plan for a follow on assignment is based off a good PT score and some begging to the branch manager after DLI... Trying to stay focused on the 25m target and all that...
When I submitted my BEAR packet I included my three language preferences. Russian was my number one pick followed by Persian-Farsi and then Chinese. Once submitted, the packet is going to go through various people at HRC but it's the MI language branch that ultimately decides which language you get based on your DLAB score and available class dates. Being that my DLAB qualified me for CAT IV languages, I got Chinese.
In regards to Airborne, I spoke with the 35P branch manager and he said that about 4-6 months prior to graduating from DLI you can call them and request airborne school.