Army ROTC cadets may attend the US Army Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia. This physically demanding three week course trains soldiers to conduct military parachute operations. During the final week of the course, cadets conduct five parachute jumps as a prerequisite to graduation. Cadets who graduate are awarded the U.S. Army Parachutist Badge. Airborne School adds to an officer’s professional development regardless of future Branch or assignment choices. Airborne qualification is a prerequisite for assignment to Airborne units such as the 82nd Airborne Division and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Additionally, extra military schooling opportunities may be made available upon graduation from the Officers’ Basic Course to officers who are already Airborne qualified.