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Selection and indoctrination. Underwater Egress Training. Combat Diver Course. Advanced Paramedic Training. Airborne Training. Military Free Fall. Survival and Rescue. Rope Climbing. Pararescuemen (also known as PJs) are United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) and Air Combat Command (ACC) operators tasked with recovery and medical treatment of personnel in humanitarian and combat environments. The pipeline to become a PJ is long and arduous. The maroon beret worn by Pararescuemen and Combat Rescue Officers was authorized by HQ USAF in 1966 and is the second beret to be authorized for universal wear, after the US Army Special Forces Beret. The beret symbolizes the blood sacrificed by fellow Pararescuemen and their devotion to duty by aiding others in distress. Brian Silva is a former PJ Team Leader and Indoc Instructor. He enlisted in the USAF to be a PJ in 2005 because he wanted more out of his life and felt like he was called to give more. He decided to join Pararescue because he loved the mission, no matter what... you are going to save lives. In this episode Brian shares what it takes to be a PJ and what he's seen from students arriving at Indoc unprepared. Robert is a retired US Army Armor and Recruiter/Retention MSG turned Fortune 50 executive. Learn More About The Warrior Path Pro: Visit to become a patron of our podcast. Join our new closed Facebook Team Room at Follow Mentors for Military: iTunes: Spotify: PodBean: SoundCloud: Instagram: Twitter: Facebook: Homepage: Use Code Mentors4mil at to receive your discount.


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