I will summarize the US Army Ranger Regiment and its units, people, training, and missions.
The 75th Ranger Regiment is assigned under the US Army Special Operations Command, or USASOC, which is the Army’s component of the US Special Operations Command, or SOCOM.
The regimental headquarters are located at Fort Benning, Georgia. The Special Troops Battalion and the Third Ranger Battalion, known as the Third BAT, are also located at Fort Benning, Georgia. The second battalion is at JBLM, or Joint Base Lewis McCord, and the first is at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia.
Rangers are men who have a GT score of 105 or higher, can pass physical and medical screening, and can obtain a secret clearance.
- Units and Locations
- Regimental Headquarters: Fort Benning, Georgia
- Special Troops Battalion and 3rd Ranger Battalion: Fort Benning, Georgia
- 2nd Battalion, Joint Base Lewis-McChord
- 1st Battalion: Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia
- Selection and training
- GT Score: Minimum 105
- Physical and medical screening
- Secret Clearance
75th Ranger Regiment MOS
The regiment is mainly composed of 11 Bravo infantrymen and 11 Alpha infantry officers. But like all other infantry units, they also have enlisted men and special staff officers from other military occupational specialties. For example, they have medics, logistical officers, military intelligence officers, etc.
- Mainly 11B infantrymen and 11A infantry officers
- Medics, logistical officers, military intelligence officers, etc.
Ranger Assessment and Selection Program (RASP)
What makes the Rangers so special is that every soldier is specifically selected and screened, ranger qualified, and remarkably intense. If they don’t like your attitude or performance, they send you packing. This ensures that only the best and most intense soldiers remain.
Every volunteer for the regiment, from the new recruit to the senior leader, goes through the ranger assessment and selection program known as RASP.
RASP assesses their abilities and provides the basic skills required to be an effective member of the 75th Ranger Regiment.
Soldiers ranked from private through sergeant attend RASP 1, an eight-week course that trains soldiers in the basic skills and tactics required to operate within the 75th Ranger Regiment.
Officers, warrant officers, and staff sergeants through the Command Sergeant’s Major must attend RASP 2, which is a three-week course focused on selecting the best leaders from across the Army.
This course assesses the suitability of mid and senior-grade leaders for assignment to the regiment and teaches them the operational techniques and standards of the ranger regiment.
- RASP 1: For privates through sergeants
- RASP 2: For officers, warrant officers, and staff sergeants through command sergeants major
Ranger School Graduation Expectations
Before serving in a leadership role within the regiment, rangers are also expected to attend and graduate from ranger school. Members of the 75th Ranger Regiment enjoy unparalleled access to countless military schools, including:
- Military Freefall
- Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE)
75th Ranger Regiment missions and specialized skills
The 75th Ranger Regiment is the US Army’s premier light infantry unit, with specialized skills that enable the regiment to perform a variety of missions.
These missions include direct action raids, airfield seizures, special reconnaissance, destroying strategic facilities, and capturing or killing enemies of the nation.
I don’t know how many of you have ever fast-roped or sat with your feet dangling from a helicopter, but as you can imagine, being a ranger is not for the faint of heart.
Okay, there you have it, an executive summary of the 75th Ranger Regiment of the United States Army.