Every military branch has there own brand of 'special forces'. For the Army, you have the famed Army Rangers. The qualifications are rigid and tough, but if you can survive Army Ranger training, it will be well worth the sweat, sacrifices and commitment.
The 75th Ranger Regiment is a well trained and highly elite infantry force capable of moving quickly anywhere within the world less than 24 hours. US Army Rangers are the elite special forces of the US Army. All Ranger trainees are required to have first successfully graduated from Army Airborne school before becoming an Army Ranger. This proud tradition started during the Korean war and continues today.
Army Ranger specialties include air assault operations and airborne special abilities, destroying strategic enemy combat commands, and capturing or killing terrorists anywhere on the world map.
They’re also resourced with exceptional proficiencies, world class experience and combat readiness. This Military Special Forces unit remains an all-volunteer force with an intensive screening and selection process followed by superior combat training. The 75th Ranger Regiment is a proud unit and a team of teams – serving the America all across the globe.
The US Army Ranger 75th Regiment are located in the following Army bases:
lst Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield Georgia
2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington
3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia
Regimental Special Troops Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia
The Army Ranger contract requires candidates to meet the following basic standards:
– Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien.
– Have a High School Diploma or equivalent.
– Be 18 or older.
– Be able to pass the US Army Physical Fitness Test (AFPT).
– Be eligible for a Secret Level Security Clearance.
– Score 50 or better on the ASVAB AFQT and have a GT (General Technical) score of 110 or higher.
As A Ranger candidate, you will begin with nine weeks of Boot Camp. You will then attend Advanced Individual Training to earn your MOS(Military Occupational Specialty). This individual training period varies in length depending on your selected MOS.
You will be required to perform an Army Ranger Physical Fitness Test consisting of the following:
* Push-ups – 49+
* Sit-ups – 59+
* Chin ups – 6+
* 2 mile run in running shoes in 15:12 minutes or less
Other physical requirements and tests:
* Combat water survival test
*3-mile runs with an obstacle course
*16-mile foot march
*Night and day land navigation tests
These are just some of the basic requirements to tackle before training for your career as one of the elite. Once you are a finely-tuned physical and mental machine, you may earn the honor of one day being called an Army Ranger.