Air Assault School
Army ROTC cadets may attend the US Army Air Assault School at any of a number of Army posts. This physically demanding 10-day course trains soldiers to conduct military operations with Army Aviation support. In addition to a challenging physical training program, the course includes instruction on preparing and inspecting external sling loads, rappelling from helicopters, and a 12-mile timed road march in full combat gear. Cadets who graduate are awarded the U.S. Army Air Assault Badge. Air Assault School adds to an officer’s professional development regardless of future Branch or assignment choices. Air Assault qualification is a requirement for officers assigned to the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).