Ranger – As the Army’s premier infantry force, becoming a Ranger is an honor shared by a distinct few. You’ll specialize in conducting raids and assault missions deep inside enemy territory—a task only the best-trained can carry out in this branch of the elite Special Operations Forces. To become a Ranger is no easy task. You must go through grueling training to ensure you have the mental toughness, physical fitness, moral character, and motivation to endure the challenges you’ll face in the field.
Army Ranger Fitness and Workouts-
Ranger Assessment and Selection (RASP) This intense, eight week course has two phases:
- In Phase 1, you’ll go through physical and psychological tests, and be assessed on your strength of character and leadership ability. This phase includes a 12-mile ruck march with a 35-pound dry ruck-sack in full uniform, land navigation exercises, medical first responder tests, and a psychological screening.
- In Phase 2, you’ll prepare for Ranger duties by learning direct-action combat, airfield seizure, personnel recovery, marksmanship, and explosives.
- To succeed at RASP, it’s important to run, swim, and strength train since you will need to complete a 15-meter swim in full uniform, a 5-mile run in under 40 minutes, and a 12-mile march with a 35-pound ruck.