What Are the Requirements to Become an Army Ranger?


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Candidates for training to become a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment must already be on active duty with the Army and must volunteer for Ranger training. Candidates must be male and U.S. citizens. They must also first complete basic combat training or cadet basic training and be able to attain a Secret clearance at minimum.

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Other basic requirements for the position are an ASVAB score of 105 or higher in the General Technical category; a physical training score of 240 or greater, with 80 percent on each event; and a PULHES of 111221 or better, indicating no physical limitations. Candidates must also be considered of good moral character, with no pending UCMJ actions or drug- or alcohol-related incidents within the previous 24 months.

Before becoming Rangers, candidates must also complete Basic Airborne School if they have not already. This three-week course covers parachuting in combat deployment. Candidates for this course must be less than 36 years of age on their report date; must pass the APFT with a score of 180 points, with 60 points per event; and must volunteer. Ranger volunteers who meet these qualifications and are accepted must then complete RASP training. Trainees must be in peak physical condition to succeed.

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