ABNSOTDAirborne and Special Operations Test Directorate (US Army)
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We do this by identifying the most highly qualified parachutists for assignment to the ABNSOTD, and then providing them with intensified ground training and extensive practical-exercise jumps so they become subject-matter experts who understand how to deal with and mitigate the risks," White said.
By the time Soldiers are assigned to the ABNSOTD to become test parachutists, they have an average of 14 years of jump experience and 450 jumps.
Despite the challenges of test parachute work, duty at the ABNSOTD is both vital and personally satisfying, said CSM Pete Morakon (Ret.