jumpmaster


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jumpmaster

The assigned airborne qualified individual who controls paratroops from the time they enter the aircraft until they exit. See also stick commander (air transport).
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These players only often join the match only up to the jumpmaster drop as they immediately quit the match once it starts.
The jumpmaster was Lieutenant Horner who, in trying to be funny, tied a bed sheet to his harness and hid it in his jacket.
He is a graduate of the Theater Sustainment Planner's Course, Joint Operation Planning and Execution System Action Officer and Support Personnel Courses, Air Assault School, and Jumpmaster School.
Once players are ready to begin, they'll choose their drop point with the Jumpmaster system, giving each squad full control over exactly where they drop in.
I had no idea of his credentials, other than guessing that because his title was "jumpmaster" he must be an expert.
He completed rigid foundation courses in VIP Security, Scout Ranger Orientation, Marine Basic Airborne, Close Quarter Battle, Jumpmaster Training and Crisis Response.
Additionally, he graduated the United States Army Advanced Airborne School Jumpmaster Course in April 2017, distinguishing himself as an airborne leader.
"Stand up!" bellowed the jumpmaster. Despite this much-anticipated order, the paratroopers awkwardly struggled with their heavy loads and leg kit bags to assume their jumping positions within each stick.
Last but not least to be mentioned was Mr Marcel Dedecker, a Belgian national and a top class parachutist, parachuting instructor and jumpmaster, who lost his life at Notwane Air Base in 1986 in a parachute accident while volunteering to help the then fledging BDF parachuting capacity.
(6) Kennedy, who had been the first Judge Advocate to qualify as a Jumpmaster, arranged for 1LT Cleary to attend the division's one-week-long course, from which Cleary graduated in early 1961.
Each platoon maintained a qualified jumpmaster team, which was rare at the platoon level in an airborne community.