The present study investigated the utility and incremental validity of noncognitive testing (Bar-On’s Emotional Quotient Inventory), as well as cognitive aptitude testing (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) prior to training for evaluating the suitability of training candidates for the U.S. Air Force pararescuemen career field. A total of 1233 Air Force pararescue training candidates participated in the study. Results of Cox regression survival analyses reveal noncognitive aptitude areas of functioning prior to training as key to performance and that significantly increase the capability to assess the suitability of training candidates for this highrisk, high-demand career field, as well as predict pass versus fail training outcomes beyond measures of cognitive aptitude. Multiple noncognitive aptitudes were identified specific to success in training. Results have direct implications for improving selection and aeromedical screening procedures for training candidates seeking entry into this military career field.