Pararescue Indoctrination Course (Officer)
Trains and selects qualified officers for the Combat Rescue Officer specialty. Students are put through a rigorous physical and mentally stressful training program that prepares them for all pipeline courses and their final AFSC-awarding course. Includes run, swim, underwater confidence, calisthenics, lifetime fitness principles, circuit training, motivation week, rucksack marches, field drills IAW FM 21-20, 35' rope climb, medical terminology, metric manipulation, nutrition and nutrition performance, dive physics, dive terminology/tables, M-16 and M-9 weapons qualification, and aerospace physiological training. Upon graduation, students attend the following prerequisite pipeline courses before attending their AFSC-awarding school: US Army Combat Divers Qualification, US Army Airborne Parachutist, US Army Military Freefall Parachutist, US Air Force Survival, Personnel Recovery (PR-101), and Joint Aerospace Command and Control Course.
POVs are not authorized for use (while at, to, or from) while attending the Pararescue Indoctrination course. Report in uniform with full military complement. Must have a class III flight physical qualification for aircrew, parachute, and marine diving duty according to AFI 48-123, Medical Examination and Standards, and Army Reg 40-501, Standards for Medical Fitness. AFRC personnel must in- and out-process through the Lackland AFB AFRC Liaison office before training. Follow-on pipeline prerequisite training for AFRC students will be scheduled by 37 TRG/DOP Pararescue Pipeline Manager, with instructions for orders publication sent to the appropriate units/MPFs.
All candidates must successfully complete the appropriate Physical Ability and Stamina Test (PAST). Refer to this announcement under Location Information, Pararescue Indoctrination Course, Physical Ability and Stamina Test for test criteria. Member must be a US citizen, be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance, be a volunteer for hazardous duty to consist of parachute duty (Airborne Parachutist and Military Freefall), Combat Dive (SCUBA), and mission crewmember. Must meet class III flight physical qualification for aircrew, parachute, and marine diving duty according to AFI 48-123, Medical Examination Standards, and Army Reg 40-501, Standards for Medical Fitness. Must be a male officer or male enlisted/civilian candidate who meets officer training school entry requirements. Gender is based on current Department of Defense direct Combatant Policies. Candidate must be a good swimmer and must be comfortable in the water.
POV's are not authorized while attending the Pararescue Indoctrination course. Report in BDU's to Lackland Training Annex, building 111, room 122, Military Training Leader (MTL) upon arrival. Billeting will be provided by the 342 TRS. Billeting at Lackland's Gateway Inn or any off-base establishment is not authorized. Officer's will report with full uniform complement. Candidates will be expected to bring AFMAN 10-100 with them.
Combat Rescue Officer CourseCourse Description:
Qualifies students in pararescue mountain/high angel rescue,
advanced land navigation, small arms weapons handling, escape and evasion,
small team tactics, survival procedures/techinques, pyrotechnics, Rapid
Extrication Delivery System (REDS), chemical warfare survival, pararescue dirt
medicine, advanced trauma life support with live tissue lab, tactical/rescue day/night land/water static
line/freefall parachute insertions with/without equipment loads, Rigging Alternate
Method-Zodiac (RAMZ), alternate insertion/extraction AIE) from rotary wing
aircraft. Includes academic and
practical training, testing and performance evaluation in classroom, field,
aircraft, and water environments.
Secret clearance by class start date. Must have completed Pararescue Indoctrination Course; Combat Diver Qualification Course (CDQC); Airborne Parachutist; Military Freefall Parachutist; Combat
Survival Training; and Personnel Recovery (PR) 101. An approved US Navy Open Circuit Diving
Course or US Navy Basic Underwater Demolition School (BUDS) meets the CDQC
requisite. Must be AFQC qualified on
M-9 handgun and M-16 rifle, and American Heart Association CPR qualified. Must be on official aeronautical, parachute,
and scuba dive orders. Medical flight
physical and physiological training must be current upon reporting for training
and remain current for at least 30 days after scheduled graduation.
Permanent change of station (PCS) to USAF Pararescue School Kirtland AFB. Bring
copies of PCS orders, medical/dental/shot/jump/dive records, and requisite
course completion diplomas/certificates.
Students must be physically fit and in condition for rigorous
and intense training operations in austere high desert/altitude terrain and
open water surface/subsurface training scenarios.A mandatory physical fitness maintenance program will be
administered daily and a physical fitness evaluation will be administered IAW
AFI 16-1203 prior to class graduation.