The U.S. Army Ranger Course or school breaks into three phases; the first two phases last approximately 20 days each, and the last phase lasts 16 days and nights. The phases are the Fort Benning phase, Mountain phase and Florida phase. It takes 56 days to complete ranger school.
Ranger school is a boot camp training course that helps prepare soldiers' for mental and physical challenges prior to enlisting. The first phase is the most important. Students use the abilities that they have acquired to command and control their platoon, explains the U.S. Army. They practice missions airborne or by boat, using a low-intensity environment against trained enemies. To become a ranger takes endurance, stamina, intelligence and mental toughness, states the U.S. Military.