Train Soldiers To Become Airborne
Jumpmasters are the expert Paratroopers in an Airborne unit who train and teaching the Army techniques for jumping from airplanes. They are responsible for transforming Soldiers who enter Army Airborne School into Paratroopers and managing Airborne jump operations in Airborne units across all branches of services.
The mission of the United States Army Jumpmaster School is to train personnel in the skills necessary to jumpmaster a combat-equipped jump and the proper attaching, jumping, and releasing of combat and individual equipment while participating in an actual jump. Duties and Responsibilities of the jumpmaster and safety; procedures for rigging individual equipment containers and door bundles; understanding and identifying personnel parachute components by their specific nomenclature and characteristics; procedures and standards required to conduct a jumpmaster personnel inspection; the duties and responsibilities of the drop zone safety officer; presentation of the jumpmasters briefings and prejump training; and the execution of the duties of a jumpmaster from a USAF aircraft during a day/night combat equipment jump. Students must attain a minimum of 70% in all graded events and demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in the Jumpmaster Personnel Inspection by successfully inspecting three rigged jumpers within five minutes, achieving a score of 70% or higher, and missing no major deficiencies.
Jumpmasters make sure each and every Paratrooper is proficient at the following Airborne operational techniques:
- Day/Night Combat Equipment Jump
- Parachute Safety
- Parachute Deployment
- Parachute Control
- Airplane Procedures
- Static-Line Jump
- Landing Techniques