The 72nd Airborne Division follows a non-traditional unit organization structure that best supports it's three detachments: Airborne, Aviation, and Special Operations. All of our positions, enlisted through commissioned officer, is in-house, or as we call it, "homegrown." Everyone here earns their keep and starts from the bottom.
The Military Occupation Specialty is the assigned combat role of the individual within the unit. By default, new soldiers are assigned the 11B Infantryman MOS and sent to Alpha Company "Avengers." With time and progress, the soldier is able to transfer to a detachment of his or her choice and carry the MOS identifier included with it, permitting slot availability. We're consciously aware that no one wants to be stuck, or "pigeonholed," into an assignment they don't want. We actively work with our soldiers to get them to where they want to be and provide multiple training courses to diversify their role within their current MOS.
The 72nd Airborne Division maintains an active deployment cycle that balances preparation, execution, and rest. A typical deployment cycle begins with three weeks of field training in preparation for our next campaign where units focus on mission critical tasks they'll need downrange. The deployment portion consists of six weeks of ongoing combat operations every Saturday at 1800 Central Standard Time (CST). Rounding out the deployment cycle is two weeks of block leave, soldiers take time away from Arma while our staff shops reset and prepare for the next campaign. Our unique deployment cycle keeps our community engaged with uniquely-crafted campaigns, missions and training with a purpose, and uptempo activities weekly.