Jungle Warfare Specialist

#1
What are the chances of becoming a Jungle Warfare Specialist (International Jungle Patrols Course) if you're in the Parachute Regiment?

Can anyone/any nco apply?
 
#3
Just make sure you bring it up every time you see a recruiter or member of the Army. If you show that you're dead keen, you'll be guaranteed a place on the course.
 
#4
None, because there is no such course to turn you into a "Specialist".

The International Jungle Warfare Advisors course (Belize) is just that..you are qualified to advise on training, it does not make you an expert/specialist.

You also have to be a minimum of Corporal (Sgt for Brunei) and the course normally only takes in groups of 6-8 so you better have some mates to go with you.

As the course is 6 weeks plus 4 days pre-course acclimitisation, you better have an understanding boss who believes jungle training is going to be useful to your unit.

I have spent a lot of time in the jungle in Brunei both in the military and as a civvy, and each time I was up the Ulu I lost a good stone in weight. It is extremely demanding both physically and mentally.
 
#5
Thanks for the answers.

PrinceAlbert: I'm currently in the process of sorting out joining paperwork, so no I'm not yet even in basic, but I'm just interested in looking down possible career paths.

2/51: Assuming that's a no-no then but if I ever did get the go-ahead, I understand the demands the jungle places on an individual. It's nothing in comparison but I've spent a week hiking (pretty bloody quickly) in the Indonesian rainforest and lost a good 5-6lbs despite the huge servings of rice and 'Piri' fruit we downed.
 
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