Written by Laquan Daniel for USMilitary.com
Option 40: U.S Army Ranger Assessment and Selection Program
The 75th Ranger Regiment is a lethal, agile and flexible force, capable of conducting many complex, joint special operations missions. Today’s Ranger regiment is the Army’s premier direct-action raid force. Each of the four geographically dispersed Ranger battalions is always combat ready, mentally and physically tough, and prepared to fight our country’s adversaries. Their capabilities include conducting airborne and air assault operations, seizing key terrain such as airfields, destroying strategic facilities, and capturing or killing enemies of the nation. Rangers are capable of conducting squad through regimental-size operations and are resourced to maintain exceptional proficiency, experience and readiness. The regiment remains an all-volunteer force with an intensive screening and selection process followed by combat-focused training. The 75th Ranger Regiment is a proud unit and a team of teams – serving the nation.
Their locations are:
- lst Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.
- 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.
- 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.
- Regimental Special Troops Battalion, Fort Benning, Ga.
The U.S. Army is one the mecca of Special Operations. Specifically, the Army offers opportunities to brand new recruits who qualify to try out for the elite U.S. Army Rangers. The following requirements and qualifications must be met in order to potentially receive Option 40: Airborne/Ranger in enlistment contract.
- Score a 50 or higher on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test (ASVAB) with a 105 General Technical score (Non-Wavierable)
- Have a medical, physical profile that does not exceed 111221.
- Receive a favorable Airborne Physical Screening.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen and be able to obtain/maintain a Secret Security Clearance. (No conduct waivers authorized).
- Physical Training score of 240 out of 300 possible points and no less than 80% achieved in the Push-Up, Sit-Up, 2-Mile run events upon completion of Advanced Individual Training (AIT)
Written by? LaQuan Daniel for USMilitary.com
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