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jumpmaster

The person designated to supervise a parachutist's exit from the aircraft. He or she is an airborne-qualified individual who is in command of the stick of parachutists from the time they enter the aircraft until they exit. See also stick (ii).
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According to Army jumpmaster and Quartermaster detachment noncommissioned officer-in-charge Staff Sergeant Archie Gadsen, "Serving with Marine jump-masters has been a broadening experience, and it's unlike anything else I have done in the Army.
An airborne-qualified noncommissioned officer also sets his sights on the Jumpmaster Course.
Fairfax, Special Forces Intelligence NCO, Headquarters Support Company, 3rd Special Forces Group, became the first amputee Soldier to successfully complete the Jumpmaster Course, in November 2008.
With safety the top priority, equipment that would be used by Bush had to be equipment with which the jumpmasters were familiar and comfortable.
Currently, the jumpmasters of the BSB are cross-training the 173rd Airborne Brigade (the other BCT currently deployed in CJTF-82) with the SOPs and lessons learned by the 782nd BSB over the last six months in theater.
Army Developmental Test Command, and the Natick Soldier Center; these safety issues are continually vetted in Afghanistan through the 4th BCT safety team and jumpmasters.
When interviewing a Soldier, the first thing I look for is whether he has all the 'hooah' schools, like ranger and jumpmaster," said SGM Al Lamb.
The test parachutist certification process starts with classes and exams given by the unit's master jumpmaster, SFC Dale Tabor.
Female soldiers of the brigade performed as medics, drivers, and jumpmasters and participated in parachute detail and in safety.
It is being tested by XVIII Airborne Corps paratroopers, riggers, and jumpmasters who will make more than 3,200 test jumps from January to October to ensure its suitability for use in mass-tactical, static-line operations.
The art of mass parachute drops involves special training and concise coordination to ensure accurate deployment and troop safety; Jumpmasters are the highly trained professionals tasked with making sure this happens.
Lee served over 6 years in the 82nd Airborne Division and successfully trained over 20 officers and non-commissioned officers to become Jumpmasters on their first attempt in a school that normally fails over 50% of the students.