joined army rangers what should i expect?




 
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September 23rd, 2004  
coldzero
 
 

Topic: joined army rangers what should i expect?



i just signed for airborne rangers and i leave for basic training the day after i graduate high school. i graduate on june 5 and leave for MEPs the day of actually, and ship out june 6. what should i expect when i go in. is there any one that could give me a few pointers.
i'm super excited to go, my exgirlfriend's dad was an army ranger and he and i still talk, which is super cool! i ask him questions all the time and normally i get all the answers but if there is any advice i can get from you guys it would be great.
one of my friends, rob farrell, he is on here all the time and hes the one that actually got me to join. i owe him every thing and if this goes bad for me i can blame it all on him haha. any advice would be great guys, thanks.

RANGERS LEAD THE WAY!!!!
November 7th, 2005  
FULLMETALJACKET
 
 
? expect to jump out of airplanes. scary!
November 7th, 2005  
RnderSafe
 
 
I will go ahead and reply, even though this topic has been discussed and described in detail for others many times. Always preform a search prior to posting a new topic.

You haven't really signed for the Ranger Regiment. What you have signed is an 11X with Ranger Option contract. This means your contract guarantees you will attend infantry OSUT, BAC (abn school) and RIP (Ranger Indoctrination Program). At any point you can fail, and your contract will be null and void, meaning you will be at the Army's mercy. Remember this when you are thinking about quiting, and you will - everyone does at some point. Push on, and remember, they can't take away your birthday.

BAC is three weeks long. Hold over is usually a week, but some can go directly after OSUT. If you don't make it through BAC, you'll be kicked over to a non-airborne div. 101st, 3ID, 4ID, etc.

RIP is 2.5 - 3 weeks long and it's a gut check. You get one shot to make it to a Ranger Battalion, and this is it. If you're not in the best physical condition of your life .. you won't make it. And if you are, then there is a 20-30% chance you'll make it. If you do pass RIP, you are now a Ranger and you'll be assigned to a Ranger Battalion. Sometimes, if you are very lucky, you'll get to choose 1st, 2d or 3d .. most of the time, you're assigned. If you don't pass, you'll be assigned to 82nd, 173d or maybe even a non-airborne unit like the 101st, etc.

Once in Battalion you'll spend about a year being hazed, harassed and abused while learning everything you can. One: You're a cherry (New guy) and two: you're tabless (Don't have the Rgr tab). After about a year (it's possible to go in a shorter amount of time given our current circumstances), and once you've proven yourself .. you will be sent to Ranger School. With the current war, you will have to fit Ranger school in between deployments, so when you will go will vary.

Ranger school has three phases.
Beginning Phase at Ft. Benning, Georgia (4th RTB [Ranger Training Battalion])
Mountain Phase at Dahlonega, Georgia (5th RTB)
Florida Phase at Eglin AFB, Florida (6th RTB)

Once you graduate Ranger school, you're sent back to battalion and you're a Tabbed Spec4 (E-4). Life gets a little easier as you have proven yourself and you will now be in charge of preparing the new guys for life in battalion.

Life in batt is hard, you'll spend your entire three/four years proving yourself every day (even more so now that we are engaged in war), with or without a Rgr tab, because they can and will remove you if you fail to meet standards at any time.

Good luck.
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November 7th, 2005  
rotc boy
 
 
that post was from sep 23, 2004, over a year old
November 7th, 2005  
Locke
 
 
how about creating a section of the forum with stickied posts exactly life Rndrsafes. one for each service or branch or whatever (Ranger, Airborne, Marines, etc) saying what your training and the like will be
November 8th, 2005  
RnderSafe
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rotc boy
that post was from sep 23, 2004, over a year old
You are correct, I missed the date of the original poster and only notice the date to FMJ's reply.

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how about creating a section of the forum with stickied posts exactly life Rndrsafes. one for each service or branch or whatever (Ranger, Airborne, Marines, etc) saying what your training and the like will be
There used to be one similar to that, but it has since been misplaced. I am working on composing general information on different contracts, however, it takes time as I have to cross check with recruiters and detailers so as to make certain the information remains current.
November 8th, 2005  
FULLMETALJACKET
 
 
whoa, i didnt even notice that. good eye! Rndr if you could please let me know where i could get *good* info on how to become a scout sniper or a D.I. please PM me, ive searched on here and all i get is a 101 ppl saying they want to be one.
November 8th, 2005  
LeEnfield
 
 
The best thing you can do is to get your self as fit as possible, like most of these elite units they only want the best and a number of people will drop out along the way. They have tests to see just how much you will take and go through that pain barrier as you don't want to fail, it must be some thing you really want or you will give up and drop out. On the plus side you will fine you will make life long friends and have many memories to look back on when you get older that should keep laughing for years.
November 8th, 2005  
FULLMETALJACKET
 
 
leenfeild what did u doin the military?