The 75th Regimental Special Troops Battalion (RSTB) provisionally was activated on July 17, 2006, and officially activated on Oct. 16, 2007, as a response to the demands of the Global War on Terrorism and the changing nature of Ranger operations. The activation of the RSTB provides the Ranger Regiment and Special Operations Command with increased operational capabilities to sustained combat operations. The RSTB conducts command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance functions in support of the 75th Ranger Regiment and other Special Operation Task Forces in order to enable the execution of Joint Special Operations anywhere in the world. Additionally, the RSTB provides qualified, trained and ready Rangers to sustain the Ranger Force. The Regimental Special Troops Battalion is comprised of four distinct companies.
The Ranger Reconnaissance Company (RRC) provides worldwide reconnaissance and operation preparation of the environment in support of the 75th Ranger Regiment and other special operations units.
The Ranger Communications Company (RCC) provides the regiment world-class command, control and communications in support of combat operations while meeting the additional communication requirements of other special operations task forces.
The Military Intelligence Company (MICO) provides the 75th Ranger Regiment and the special operations command the ability to conduct human intelligence (HUMINT), signals intelligence (SIGINT), imagery intelligence (IMINT) and all source analysis operations in support of combat operations.
The Ranger Operations Company (ROC) is the "gateway into the regiment." The programs of instructions (POI) within the ROC include the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program (RASP 1 and 2), Small Unit Ranger Tactics (SURT), and Pre-Special Operations Combat Medical Course (PSOCM). RASP 1 assesses, trains and identifies soldiers of the rank of E-5 and below for service in the regiment. RASP 2 conducts the assessment and selection for soldiers E-6 and above. SURT prepares members of the regiment for successful completion of the U.S. Army Ranger School. PSOCM is the preparatory training for all medics (68W) in the Special Operations Combat Medic Course.
Since the beginning of OEF and OIF, the RSTB has maintained elements continuously deployed to combat. Both in training and in combat, the RSTB provides continuous support to the three other Ranger battalions and the regimental headquarters.
- Special Combat recognitions (Combat Jump Operations)
- Regimental Reconnaissance Detachment Tm 3 conducted combat military free-fall parachute drop onto Wrath Drop Zone in southeast Afghanistan on Nov. 10, 2001, in order to establish a flight landing strip for follow on combat operations.
- Regimental Reconnaissance Detachment Tm 3 conducts combat static line parachute drop onto Shiloh Drop Zone in southeast Afghanistan on Nov. 21, 2001, in order to establish a flight landing strip for follow-on combat operations.
- Regimental Reconnaissance Detachment Tm 3 conducts combat military free-fall parachute drop onto Tillman Drop Zone in southeast Afghanistan in July 2004 in order to emplace tactical equipment.
- Regimental Reconnaissance Company Tm 1 conducts combat military freefall parachute drop with tandem passenger in Afghanistan on July 11, 2009, in order to emplace tactical equipment.
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