In Vietnam, the Rangers were independent companies: C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, O and P. There was no J Ranger Company; the Army considers the phonetic "juliet" an effeminate name for an infantry unit. Each company was attached to a major combat unit. Rangers in Vietnam conducted long range reconnaissance behind enemy lines. They collected intelligence, planned and directed air strikes, acted as conventional operations force-multipliers, assessed bombing damage of enemy territory, executed night and day ambushes, and sniper attacks.
Additionally, Rangers attempted recovering friendly prisoners of war, captured enemy soldiers for interrogation, tapped the wire communications of the North Vietnam Army and the Viet Cong on the Ho Chi Minh trail, and mined enemy trails and roads.
|Company||Unit attached||Company||Unit attached|
|Company A||V Corps||Company I||1st Infantry Division|
|Company B||VII Corps||Company K||4th Infantry Division|
|Company C||I Field Force, Vietnam||Company L||101st Airborne Division|
|Company D||II Field Force, Vietnam||Company M||199th Infantry Brigade|
|Company E||II Field Force Vietnam||Company N||173rd Airborne Brigade (Sep)|
|Company F||25th Infantry Division||Company O||3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division|
|Company G||23rd Infantry Division||Company P||1st Brigade, 5th Mechanized Division|
|Company H||1st Cavalry Division|