Joining the Army Rangers

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Soldiers go through Ranger Course at Fort Benning.
U.S. Army soldiers conduct the Darby Queen obstacle course during the Ranger Course on Fort Benning, Georgia, April 26, 2015. (Pfc. Antonio Lewis/U.S. Army)

All Rangers volunteer to become members of the 75th Ranger Regiment and complete the rigorous Ranger Assessment and Selection Program, known as RASP, to join the ranks of this elite U.S. Army Special Operations Command unit.

Lower enlisted soldiers and sergeants attend RASP 1, an eight-week course that trains soldiers in the basic skills and tactics required to operate in the 75th Ranger Regiment. Upon completion of this course, Rangers have the essential skills, training and confidence to be members of the 75th Ranger Regiment. Officers, warrant officers and senior noncommissioned officers (staff sergeant through command sergeant major) must attend RASP 2, a three-week course focused on selecting the best leadership from across the Army.

All sergeants and above in the 75th Ranger Regiment must be Ranger qualified, meaning that they successfully have completed the U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia, the Army's premier leadership school. Newly assigned Rangers of the 75th Ranger Regiment typically attend Ranger School after multiple combat deployments and training cycles -- before they become sergeants.

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The 75th Ranger Regiment currently is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth in size, capability and increased employment as the Special Operations force of choice. Due to this growth, positions in most military occupational specialties have increased. The 75th Ranger Regiment is looking for energetic and highly motivated individuals to fill its ranks.

Qualifications to Join the 75th Ranger Regiment

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be on active duty and volunteer for assignment
  • Have a general technical score of 105 or higher
  • A physical training score of 240 or above (80% on each event)
  • No physical limitations (PULHES of 111221 or better)
  • Qualify and volunteer for airborne training
  • A person of good character (no pending Uniform Code of Military Justice action or drug- or alcohol-related incidents within 24 months)
  • Must enlist into or currently hold a MOS found in the 75th Ranger Regiment
  • Attain at minimum a secret clearance

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