Air Assault School

US Army Air Assault School is a two-week (10 days) course of instruction conducted at several locations across the Army, including Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Fort Drum, NY; Camp Smith, USMA; and at overseas locations in Germany and Hawaii. In each case, the course of instruction is focused on Combat Assault Operations involving US Army rotary-wing aircraft. Our battalion usually receives only one or two slots to Air Assault School(s) each summer, which are open to both male and female cadets meeting the minimum requirements listed below.

Contracted MS I’s and MS-II’s have priority to attend Air Assault School, followed by MS III’s who have attended Cadet Leaders Course. Cadets selected to attend BAC are chosen through an Order of Merit List. The OML is created with GPA, APFT Score, Volunteer Hours, and ROTC Participation. Class Instructors will recommend cadets to The Professor of Military Science based on OML standings.

Completion cadets and newly commissioned 2LTs are not eligible to attend BAC.

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Complete the MS II year of ROTC
  • Pass the Army Physical Fitness Test
  • Demonstrate ability to do at least 6 pullups
  • Receive an approved Army/Air Assault Physical within 18 months of attendance
  • Instructor Nomination
  • Since attendance at Air Assault is both mentally and physically challenging, the PMS will assess each applicant, with special emphasis on overall physical fitness and the maturity level to attend and complete the course.

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