RIP is now known as RASP.
To become a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment you must begin by graduating from the U.S. Army's nine week Basic Combat Training (BCT). 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 from Airborne School you will be assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment to attend the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program (RASP).
If you pass each of the required schools and RASP, you will receive an assignment to the 75th Ranger Regiment. The Regimental Headquarters is located at Fort Benning, Georgia. The 1st Ranger Battalion is located at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia and the 2nd Ranger Battalion is located at Fort Lewis, Washington near Seattle. The 3rd Ranger Battalion and the Regimental Special Troops Battalion are located at Fort Benning, Georgia near Columbus.
- 80% Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT)
- 5-mile run at no slower than 8 minutes per mile
- Successful completion of Combat Water Survival Assessment (CWSA). Candidates must be able to complete a 15-meter swim in ACU's, boots and equipment
- Must complete 12-mile road march in 3 hours or less
- 70% on all exams
Ranger Assessment and Selection Program (RASP) begins when the Ranger Liaison picks up the Ranger candidates immediately after graduation from Airborne School to begin the program.
The purpose of these programs is to ensure each candidate meets or exceeds the Regimental Standards for mental aptitude, moral character, and physical fitness, while also training the candidates on the skills required for service in the Regiment. The Ranger Assessment and Selection Programs screen the candidates to ensure only the best Soldiers are selected for service in the Regiment. For junior enlisted Soldiers, they will attend an eight-week program upon the completion of Basic Training, Advanced Individual Training, and Airborne School. The Ranger Assessment and Selection Program that the junior enlisted Soldiers attend is separated into two phases. The first phase is four weeks long and assesses the candidate's physical fitness, mental toughness, and mental aptitude while training the Soldier on Ranger Combat Skills. The second phase is more specialized and trains the candidate on advanced marksmanship techniques, advanced demolitions and breaching, and combat driving skills. For Non-Commissioned Officers and Officers, they attend a three-week program of instruction, which tests their physical fitness, mental aptitude, mental toughness, and leadership abilities. The program trains these candidates on Special Operations skills in order to prepare them for service within the Ranger Regiment. Upon graduation of these two programs, these Rangers are assigned to one of the four Ranger Battalions. Although the U.S. Army Ranger School is not directly affiliated with the 75th Ranger Regiment, most Rangers will attend Ranger School within their first two years in the Ranger Regiment.
- Daily Physical Training
- Ranger History Test
- Map 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
- Ranger First Responder certification (Advanced Combat Lifesaver training)
In order to become a Ranger in today's Army, you will need to contact your local Army Recruiter and ask for a Ranger Contract, which will include Basic training, Advanced Individual Training, Airborne School and attendance to the 75th Ranger Regiment's Assessment and Selection Program (RASP).