Army Rangers/ The 75th Ranger regiment/ and Ranger School?

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Ok so i dont understand how the army ranger program works. What iv'e gathered from other sources is that you sign your ranger contract then you go to boot camp and then advanced training for your MOS. After that you are assigned to one of the battalions in the 75th ranger regiment and you then will have a shot down the road to attend ranger school. What do you do while your in the 75th and you haven't gone through ranger school? do they consider you a ranger even though you haven't gone to school for it? I don't understand how that works. Because like in the navy, if you sign a SEAL Challenge contract then you go staright from boot camp to Bud/s then after you go through the 6 months you are a SEAL. How can you be assigned to the 75th if you haven't gone through ranger school?




  1. all a ranger contract means is that you will get a chance to go to ranger school, if you go to a ranger battalion and you are not a ranger you do the same training as them, you just are not a ranger yet.  guys i know that have been in a ranger battalion say that all the guys that don't have ranger tabs are treated like privates, regardless of what their rank is.  

  2. You have to be assigned to the 75th because they *are* the Rangers; they'll be doing your training.  Whatever your previous rank was, your new name will be 'trainee' or 'maggot' or something unprintable.  If you make it through, you get the tab.  Until you get that tab, you are not officially a Ranger.  And if you don't make it, you get reassigned to another unit.  You still owe Uncle Sam the time, Ranger tab or not.  Good luck!

  3. Here is how it works...

    The only real Rangers are those who have served in the 75th Ranger Regiment. Ranger School is a requirement for all leadership positions inside the 75th Ranger Regiment. Everyone is required to attend Ranger School and successfully pass. Usually when you have been in Ranger Regiment for 6-12 months, then you will be sent to Ranger School. When you are a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment, you are a Ranger. It has nothing to do with Ranger School.

    To become a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment, you must enlist with RIP in your contract. You'll go to BASIC, AIT, and Airborne. Upon graduating Airborne, you will be picked up by cadre from the 75th Ranger Regiment's Ranger Training Detachment (RTD). You will then begin your RIP class, which is four weeks long. It is a strenuous selection with a drop-out rate that varies between 65-75%. If you successfully graduate RIP and are deemed adequate for the Regiment, you will be assigned to one of the three Battalions (1st, 2nd, 3rd) or Regimental HQ, which is located at Ft. Benning with 3rd Bat.

    Ranger School is merely a combat leadership course. Just because you graduate Ranger School does not make you a Ranger. Ranger School has nothing to do with Special Operations. It is a TRADOC school that accepts people from all over the Army, and in some instances, people from Marine Recon units. There are people all over the Army that are Ranger tabbed (Ranger School graduates), but have never served in the 75th Ranger Regiment. They are not Rangers, although the regular army likes to think so.

    The 75th Ranger Regiment, on the other hand, is a Special Operations unit that operates under USSOC. This is where you actually perform Ranger missions and operations and live the Ranger life.

    Generally once you have been assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment for about a year, you will be sent to Ranger School. Upon graduating and returning to your Ranger Battalion, you will be given more leadership and eventually work your way up to a team leader position.

    I will say once again that Ranger School has nothing to do with the 75th Ranger Regiment. All members of the 75th Ranger Regiment, tabbed or not, are all trained at the same level of proficiency.

    Real Rangers wear the Ranger scroll, which is the unit patch for the 75th Ranger Regiment.

    Don't let other biased sources lead you in the wrong direction. I've served with the 75th Ranger Regiment for four years.

  4. Once you get assigned to a Ranger unit, you are working as a Ranger.  You wont have your tab, and you'll have to work a little harder until you get back from RS, like, say, you may have to run everywhere instead of walk until you get your tab.  Whilst at the unit, you do your regular job, if deployment comes, you deploy with them and work along side just like any other member of the unit.

    Not everyone at a Ranger unit has their tab.

    Not everyone with their tab is at a Ranger unit.

    I guess if you are in a Ranger unit, doing Ranger missions or trainings, you are a Ranger.  The tab just makes you a more qualified Ranger....

    Ranger School is a leadership course more than anything else.

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