Ranger School Req.




 
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April 13th, 2004  
Creizai
 

Topic: Ranger School Req.


Just a fast question, I left high school to get my GED and go to a college faster, but decided to put it off because i'm thinking about *trying* to join the rangers next year (I want a full year to train myself i'm very out of shape). Can I still be accepted with a G.E.D, or do i have to go back to high school and finish.
April 13th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 

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Ill move this to the Joining the military section....
April 13th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
Yes, you can enlist with an 11X Option 40 (Ranger contract) with a GED. However, if you are taking a year to get yourself into shape anyway, my advice to you would be go back to school. You can get your diploma through night courses. It will look better once you're out of the Army and applying to colleges, and added to having served in a Ranger Batt, almost any college will take you.

Start speaking to a recruiter now, you can enlist into the DEP (Delayed Entry Program) and get your contract guaranteed. There are only so many Ranger contracts a month at this time.
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April 13th, 2004  
Creizai
 
Well Sadly I'm working 40 Hours a day (1-9pm) and really barely have any freetime at all. Only thing I do when i get home is Pushups, Situps, and then Jog. Working my way up slowly! Sorry for posting in the wrong forum .. dunno how i missed the right one. Also i'm very glad to hear that i'm able to join.

Can you explain DEP a little bit more (because i want to wait till Next year) Since i'm spending a little more time with my G/F and trying to get more on my feet and train before i enlist.
April 13th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
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Well Sadly I'm working 40 Hours a day
Did you mean 40 hours a week? Don't turn that into an excuse, if you do somehow make it into the Ranger Regt. you will be working MUCH more than that, and will STILL find time to PT, I assure you. 8 hours a day is not that bad. You have plenty of time to come home, hit the gym and go for a nice 5 - 10 mile run. A year isn't that long.

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i'm spending a little more time with my G/F and trying to get more on my feet and train before i enlist.
Do you want to be a Ranger, or do you want to spend time with your girlfriend? I may seem harsh, but you will fail if you are not 100% commited to your goal in becoming a Ranger.

As for the DEP program, it will allow you to enlist now and get your contract guaranteed, and ship out up to a year later.

It doesn't seem you're 100% commited to this. Take some time, think it through, find out where your heart is .. because if it isn't fully commited to this, you will fail.
April 13th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
The US Army DEP program: http://www.armydep.com/
April 13th, 2004  
Creizai
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RnderSafe
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Well Sadly I'm working 40 Hours a day
Did you mean 40 hours a week? Don't turn that into an excuse, if you do somehow make it into the Ranger Regt. you will be working MUCH more than that, and will STILL find time to PT, I assure you. 8 hours a day is not that bad. You have plenty of time to come home, hit the gym and go for a nice 5 - 10 mile run. A year isn't that long.

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i'm spending a little more time with my G/F and trying to get more on my feet and train before i enlist.
Do you want to be a Ranger, or do you want to spend time with your girlfriend? I may seem harsh, but you will fail if you are not 100% commited to your goal in becoming a Ranger.

As for the DEP program, it will allow you to enlist now and get your contract guaranteed, and ship out up to a year later.

It doesn't seem you're 100% commited to this. Take some time, think it through, find out where your heart is .. because if it isn't fully commited to this, you will fail.
When I'm saying i work 40 hours .. I ment i dont have time to go back to school and Train at the same time and spend the last part of my time with my Family before i ship out. Thats what I ment, When I join there will be nothing else on my mind other than completing my goal of being a Ranger. Also thats one of the reasons why i want to wait a year (to fully tie up lose ends in my life, and double check i am fully commited), but right now I am 100% sure.
April 13th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
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When I join there will be nothing else on my mind other than completing my goal of being a Ranger.
You're not paying attention, if you WAIT until you join .. it will be too late. If you are only giving yourself a year, you better get on the ball. Even with a year, you will have to push yourself just to make the standards.
April 14th, 2004  
TheSunsetSniper
 
This is why I joined the ARNG, so i can do the split option program, go to Basic this summer (I'm a Jr. Right now) and then switch to active as soon as i complete my AIT (and maybe sniper school if i think i can afford it). I'm kinda confused on the subject of becoming a Ranger as well, but based on what i know about it, i'm doing the best i can. The thought of a girlfriend has left my mind long ago. All i do in my free time is
A. Run/Jog/Lift/Pushups/Situps
B. Research the Army and Rangers as much as i can
C. Work on my ghillie suit
D. Do my homework or help my pops with his job.

If you want some info about becoming a Ranger, PM me man. I'll tell you everything i know (which will be less than most people on this forum, but it will be coming from someone remotly more in your shoes.)
April 14th, 2004  
JaegerWolf08
 
 
I was a split option, that was the biggest mistake I made, It is the HARDEST way to get through the Army's easiest training. Wait til you get back to high school, and you'll see what I mean. Just go Active straight away. About going active right after AIT you have to get a conditional release from your state 6 months after being MOSQed, and depending on manpower situations they do not have to let you go. Just be weary of what the recriuter tells you, they will tell you exactly what you WANT to hear, and not everything that you NEED to hear. Just be careful man. Listen to the older guys they KNOW what they are talking about.