NATIONAL PATHFINDER ASSOCIATION
FIRST IN, LAST OUT
WHAT IS A PATHFINDER
Today's Pathfinders are highly trained soldiers. They perform as combat air traffic controllers capable of establishing landing zones and drop zones for troops or supplies. They control all air traffic into and out of remote sites or established airfields. Often times they are the first ones into a drop zone or landing zone and the last ones out. Pathfinders are experts at downed aircraft recovery and personnel extractions. Pathfinders are experts at external slingload rigging and inspections.
The National Pathfinder Association is a chartered 501C (3) non-profit organization. Our purpose is to unite Pathfinder qualified individuals from the U.S. and non U.S. military.
Our mission is to maintain and strengthen the bonds of comradeship distinguished by the members of the Pathfinders; to provide for the gathering and dissemination of information concerning those members and for their periodic assembly in local and national reunions; to enhance the Pathfinder’s prestige in all military and civilian circles; and to assist active duty, retired, family members of deceased and disabled Pathfinders in achieving a better quality of life for them and their families.