what are the three stages of ranger school
RnderSafe said:Firstly, Ranger school does not, and will not make you a Ranger. Many people have Ranger tabs, but they aren't Rangers. The only way to become a Ranger is to serve in a Ranger Battalion. If you want to do that:
Go to your recruiter and ask for the Option 40 contract. If you're able to obtain that (don't settle for anything less), you'll be guaranteed Abn (BAC) school and RIP (Ranger Indoctronation Program) after OSUT (Basic and AIT (Infantry) combined into one).
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 leg (non-airborne) unit. 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 leg 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 8 mons if you're squared away), and once you've proven yourself .. you will be sent to Ranger School.
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 in batt is hard, you'll spend your entire three/four years proving yourself every day, with or without a Rgr tab, because they can DX you at any time.
will that count reservists too? or do they have to be active?
RnderSafe said:will that count reservists too? or do they have to be active?
Yes, reservists can attend, though most units will not spend the money unless it's for a combat arms soldier, mostly 11Bs. And some simply don't have the money. It depends, really. If you're interested, speak to your CO, sometimes it works out they're excited they have a hard-charger and will get you a slot.