When the soldier fall from some high place it screams and suffer some hurt.
One more cool option would be the soldier to roll, this way we could jump from higher places without damage but while rolling the soldier could take some time to be with his weapon prepared and aiming too.
Something like this would be much cooler than whats happen today:
See at 28 seconds in this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_6N46lFpzA
That is alike parachute jumpers sometimes do to absorb impact.