The 75th Ranger Regiment is a flexible, highly trained and rapidly deployable light infantry force with specialized skills that enable it to be employed against a variety of conventional and Special Operations targets. Candidates must pass a stringent orientation course before selection to Ranger School.
Entrance Information For Ranger Training
To become a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment you must begin with the nine weeks of Basic Training. Upon completion of Basic Training you will then attend Advanced Individual Training to obtain a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). This training varies in length depending on the selected MOS. Next, you must complete Airborne training. Upon graduation of Airborne School you will be assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment to attend the Ranger Indoctrination Program (RIP).
- 60% Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) in the 17 to 21 age group
- 5-mile run at no slower than 8 minutes per mile
- Successful completion of Combat Water Survival Test (CWST) must be able to complete 15 meters in BDU’s, boots and LBE
- Must complete 2 of 3 road marches, one of which must be a 10-mile road march
- 70% on all exams
What To Expect At Ranger Training
Immediatly after graduation the Ranger Liaison picks up the Ranger candidates at Airborne School to begin the program Ranger Indoctrination Program (RIP).
RIP is designed to instruct and select, from a pool of candidates in grades E-1 to E-4, those suitable for service in the 75th Ranger Regiment.
The four week program consists of physical training and continuous preparation for service in the Regiment. It is important that each candidate be familiarized with operational procedures, equipment and the standards of the Regiment prior to their assignment. While there, they will face physical and mental challenges that will serve as a foundation for membership into one of the Army’s elite combat units. Some of the challenges include:
- Daily Physical Training
- Ranger History test
- iMap Reading
- Airborne Operation
- Ranger Standards
- Day and night land navigation
- 5 mile run
- Combat Water Survival Test
- 6, 8 and 10 mile road marches
- Driver Training (DDC Card)
- Fast Rope Training
- Combat Lifesaver certification
You can test yourself against Ranger standards, using their recommended scores in pushups, situps, chinups, and a 2-mile run.
PUSHUPS – The Ranger goal: 80 in 2 minutes
SITUPS – The Ranger goal: 80 in 2 minutes
CHINUPS – The Ranger goal: 12 or more
2-MILE RUN – The Ranger goal: 13 minutes or less