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Who wants to be a Ranger?

Applications are being accepted for potential selection and assignment to the 75th Ranger Regiment — one of the Army's most diverse and demanding units.

The rigorous training and assessment program is open to active-duty soldiers, male and female, in the ranks of private through master sergeant, warrant officer 1 through chief warrant officer 4, and second lieutenant through major.

Separate procedures are used to select and assess field-grade officers.

The regiment, headquartered at Fort Benning, Georgia, has been a males-only unit since its activation during World War II.  However, with the recent opening of all specialties to women, to include the combat arms, the males-only restriction has been lifted for the 75th, just as it has for Special Forces.

The 75th Regiment is one of the most diverse units in the Army, with personnel requirements in more than 110 officer and enlisted combat arms, combat support and combat service support specialties. (Scroll down for full list.)

Application requirements are listed below.  Waivers will be considered on a case-by-case basis, according to Army personnel officials.

Rangers from D Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, pause from a live fire excersize to discuss after actions review during 2nd BattalionÕs Task Force Training at Yakima Training Center, Washington, 27 March 2013. (U.S. Army photo by SPC Milton Lopez)
Rangers from D Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, pause from a live fire excersize to discuss after actions review during 2nd BattalionÕs Task Force Training at Yakima Training Center, Washington, 27 March 2013. (U.S. Army photo by SPC Milton Lopez)

The 75th Ranger Regiment includes more than 110 officer and enlisted combat arms, combat support and combat service support specialties.

Photo Credit: SPC Justin English/Army

Basic requirements:

• Be on active duty, volunteer for an assignment and be a U. S. citizen.

• Enlisted soldiers must have a GT (General Technical) score of 105, or higher, on the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery, while officers must be a graduate of a commissioned officer or warrant officer branch-specific Basic Officer Leader Course.

• Be capable of passing initial entry physical requirements, to include the Ranger Fitness Test (58 push-ups, a five-mile run in 40 minutes or less and six chin-ups); a water survival assessment test, and a 12-mile foot march with a 35-pound rucksack and weapon in less than three hours.

• Must be airborne-qualified or volunteer to attend airborne training.

• Do not have any drug- or alcohol-related incidents within the last 24 months, and do not have any Uniform Code of Military Justice actions pending.

• Enlisted soldiers must be eligible for a secret security clearance, with possible upgrade to top secret.  Officers must be eligible for a top secret clearance.

• Women soldiers must have a negative pregnancy test within 30 days before their Ranger Assessment and Selection Program report date.

Candidate applications will be screened and reviewed by leaders within the 75th Ranger Regiment, a process that can take as long eight to 12 weeks before a final decision is rendered.

U.S. Army Soldiers conduct the Darby Mile buddy run and an obstacle course during the Ranger Course on Fort Benning, Ga., April 21, 2015. Soldiers attend Ranger school to learn additional leadership and small unit technical and tactical skills in a physically and mentally demanding combat simulated environment. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc Antonio Lewis/Not Released)
U.S. Army Soldiers conduct the Darby Mile buddy run and an obstacle course during the Ranger Course on Fort Benning, Ga., April 21, 2015. Soldiers attend Ranger school to learn additional leadership and small unit technical and tactical skills in a physically and mentally demanding combat simulated environment. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc Antonio Lewis/Not Released)

Ranger School opened to women for the first time last year for a series of pilot tests. Today the school is open to both men and women.

Photo Credit: Pfc. Antonio Lewis/Army

Applicants who pass the unit screening will be invited to attend the Ranger Assessment and Selection program, which is conducted at Fort Benning.

RASP 1 is about eight weeks long, and is required for enlisted soldiers in the ranks of private through sergeant. RASP 2 is about three weeks long, and is required for applicants in the ranks of staff sergeant through major.

Upon successful completion of RASP, candidates will be assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment, which has four battalions, two at Fort Benning, another at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., and a fourth at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Officers who have questions about the program, or who want to submit an application, should send email correspondence to 75officerrecruit@soc.mil.

Enlisted soldiers should submit correspondence to 75recruit@soc.mil.

Applicants who pass an initial screening will receive specific instructions on submitting additional documents, which may include a one-page letter of intent addressed to the regimental commander, letters of recommendation from the applicants current rater and senior rater, a recent (within six months) DA Form 705 (PT test scorecard), and a leader validation memo, pre-screening questionnaire and a DA Form 4187 reassignment request.

For additional application details, soldiers should consult MilPer Message 16-097, dated April 5.

Enlisted and officer specialties required in the 75th Ranger Regiment are:

Enlisted Military Occupational Specialties

11B (Infantryman)

11C (Indirect Fire Infantryman)

11Z (Infantry Senior Sergeant)

12B (Combat Engineer)

12H (Construction Engineering Supervisor)

12R (Interior Electrician)

12W (Carpentry and Masonry Specialist)

12Y (Geospatial Engineer)

13F (Fire Support Specialist)

13Z (Field Artillery Senior Sergeant)

15E (Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer)

15W (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator)

25B (Information Technology Specialist)

25C (Radio Operator-Maintainer)

25D (Cyber Network Defender)

25E (Electromagnetic Spectrum Manager)

25N (Nodal Network Systems Operator-Maintainer)

25P (Microwave Systems Operator-Maintainer)

25Q (Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator-Maintainer)

25S (Satellite Communication Systems Operator-Maintainer)

25U (Signal Support Systems Specialist)

25W (Telecommunications Operations Chief)

25X (Chief Signal NCO)

27D (Paralegal Specialist)

29E (Electronic Warfare Specialist)

35F (Intelligence Analyst)

35G (Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst)

35L (Counterintelligence Agent)

35M (Human Intelligence Collector)

35N (Signals Intelligence Analyst)

35P (Cryptologic Linguist)

35X (Intelligence Senior Sergeant/Chief Intelligence Sergeant)

35Z (Chief Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Sergeant)

36B (Financial Management Technician)

37F (Psychological Operations Specialist)

38B (Civil Affairs Specialist)

42A (Human Resources Specialist)

46Z (Chief Public Affairs NCO)

56M (Chaplain Assistant)

68J (Medical Logistics Specialist)

68S (Preventive Medicine Specialist)

68T (Animal Care Specialist)

68W (Health Care Specialist)

68X (Behavioral Health Specialist)

74D (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Specialist)

79S (Career Counselor)

88M (Motor Transport Specialist)

88N (Transportation Management Coordinator)

88Z (Transportation Senior Sergeant)

89B (Ammunition Specialist)

91B (Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic)

91C (Utilities Equipment Repairer)

91D (Power Generation Equipment Repairer)

91E (Allied Trades Specialist)

91F (Small Arms/Artillery Repairer)

91G (Fire Control Repairer)

91S (Stryker Systems Maintainer)

91X (Maintenance Supervisor)

91Z (Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor)

92A (Automated Logistical Specialist)

92F (Petroleum Supply Specialist)

92G (Food Service Specialist)

92L (Petroleum Laboratory Specialist)

92R (Parachute Rigger)

92W (Water Treatment Specialist)

92Y (Unit Supply Specialist)

94E (Radio and Communications Security Repairer)

94F (Computer Detection Systems Repairer)

94W (Electronic Maintenance Chief)

Commissioned Officer Areas of Concentration

11A (Infantry)

12A (Engineer)

13A (Field Artillery)

19A (Armor)

25A (Signal)

27A (Judge Advocate General)

30A (Information Operations)

35D (All Source Intelligence)

35E (Counterintelligence)

36A (Financial Manager)

38A (Civil Affairs)

42B (Human Resources)

42H (Senior Human Resources Officer)

53A (Information systems Management)

56A (Command and Unit Chaplain)

57A (Simulation Operations Officer)

61N (Flight Surgeon)

65B (Physical Therapy)

65D (Physician Assistant)

70B (Heath Services Administration)

70H (Heath Services Plans, Operations, Intelligence, Security and Training)

73B (Clinical Psychology)

74A (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear)

88A (Transportation)

90A (Logistics)

91A (Maintenance and Munitions Materiel Officer)

92A (Quartermaster)

Warrant Officer Military Occupational Specialties

131A (Field Artillery Targeting Technician)

150U (Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations Tech)

255A (Information Systems Tech)

290A (Electronic Warfare Tech)

350F (All Source Intelligence Tech)

350G (Imagery Intelligence Tech)

351L (Counterintelligence Tech)

351M (Human Intelligence Collection Tech)

352P (Cryptologic Language Analysis Tech)

352N (Signals Intelligence Analysis Tech)

420A (Human Resources Tech)

882P (Mobility Officer)

890A (Ammunition Tech)

915A (Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer)

920A (Property Accounting Tech)

920B (Supply Systems Tech)

921A (Airdrop Systems Tech)

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