From the official Ft. Benning website:
-The 75th Ranger Regiment is a Special Operations unit with the mission to plan and conduct joint special military operations in support of U.S. policies and objectives. The Regiment is the largest Special Operations direct action force.
-Ranger School is the Army’s premier leadership school and falls under the Ranger Training Brigade (RTB) at Fort Benning and the Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCoE).
-The 75th Ranger Regiment does require that its leaders attend the U.S. Army Ranger School; however, it is not a pre-requisite to join the Ranger Regiment in all instances. All Infantry and Artillery Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) must complete the course before they assume a leadership role in the Regiment. The remainder of the MOS’s in the Regiment send their leaders when they are ready.
Got that? The Ranger Regiment is a Special Operations strike force, Ranger School is a training course that teaches tactics and infantry leadership skills. Don’t screw this up!
2 responses to “The 75th Ranger Regiment is NOT the same as Ranger School!”
Love that picture! Which one of the soldiers riding on the helo’s exterior bench were you? Lol.
Seriously, I’d love to do that,….go on a chopper flight in which you aren’t even inside the helicopter. That must be an adrenaline rush.
How many times did you do that sort of thing during your time in the military, Jack?
On a little bird? A couple times in combat and maybe half a dozen in training I think. It’s a good time. Somewhere on a past post I have pictures I took while riding on the exterior pod. The above picture is more recent and not one of mine.