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Join the 75th Ranger Regiment

The 75th Ranger Regiment is currently experiencing a period of unprecedented growth in size, capability, and increased employment as the Special Operations force of choice. Due to this growth, positions in most MOS's have increased. The 75th Ranger Regiment is continuously looking for energetic and highly motivated individuals to fill its ranks.

Qualifications to Join the 75th Ranger Regiment

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be on Active Duty and Volunteer for assignment
  • Have a General Technical Score of 105 or higher
  • No physical limitations (PULHES of 111221 or better)
  • Qualify and volunteer for Airborne training
  • A person of good character (no pending UCMJ action or drug or alcohol related incidents within 24 months)
  • Must enlist into or currently hold a Military Occupational Specialty found in the 75th Ranger Regiment
  • Able to attain at minimum a Secret clearance
  • Pass physical requirements which include the Ranger Fitness Test (58 push-ups, 69 sit- ups, run 5 miles in 40 minutes or less, 6 pull-ups), Water Survival Assessment, and 12 mile Footmarch with a 35lb rucksack and weapon in under 3 hours.

Documents


If you are interested in joining the 75th Ranger Regiment, please send all inquiries to the following email address:
Enlisted:75recruit@soc.mil
Officer: 75officerrecruit@soc.mil

MTOE Positions

Commissioned Officers

11A, 12A, 13A, 19A, 25A, 27A, 30A, 35D, 35E, 36A, 38A, 42H, 53A, 56A, 57A, 61N, 65B, 65D, 70B, 70H, 73B, 74A, 88A, 90A, 91A, 92A

Warrant Officers

131A, 251A, 254A, 290A, 350F, 350G, 351L, 351M, 352P, 420A, 882P, 890A, 915A, 920A, 920B, 921A

NCO and Enlisted

11B, 11C, 11Z, 12B, 12H, 12R, 12W, 12Y, 13F, 13Z, 25B, 25C, 25E, 25N, 25P, 25S, 25U, 25W, 25X, 27D, 29E, 35F, 35G, 35L, 35M, 35N, 35P, 35X, 36B, 37F, 38B, 42A, 42F, 56M, 68J, 68S, 68W, 68X, 74D, 79S, 88M, 88N, 89B, 91B, 91C, 91D, 91E, 91F, 91G, 91X, 92A, 92F, 92G, 92L, 92R, 92W, 92Y, 94E, 94F, 94W

Any Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) with Long-Range Surveillance experience is encouraged to inquire about opportunities within the Regimental Reconnaissance Company (RRC). RRC provides worldwide reconnaissance and operational preparation of the environment in support of the 75th Ranger Regiment and other special operations units.

Commissioned Officer Candidates

RR Timelines

The 75th Ranger Regiment is seeking active duty Soldiers, highly motivated, Ranger and Airborne qualified officers for service in the Regiment. The positions available are within the Regimental Headquarters and Regimental Special Troops Battalion located at Fort Benning, GA; and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Ranger Battalions located respectively at Hunter Army Airfield, GA; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA; and Fort Benning, GA.

Current Hiring Priorities (as of MARCH 2016)

POC: 75officerrecruit@soc.mil

NOTE: These hiring priorities are somewhat specific to Infantry officers, but timeline considerations by Year Group (YG) are very similar for all branches we hire

YG 2005, YG 2006, & YG 2007

  1. Officers in the above YGs are eligible to attend Field Grade RASP 2017
    1. A MILPER Message with application details will be released in Spring 2017
    2. The assessment is tentatively scheduled for 1-4 SEP 2017 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
  2. YG 2005 and YG 2006 officers are also eligible to attend standard RASP 2. Applications for standard RASP 2 should be submitted IAW previously outlined instructions.

YG 2008

  1. Regimental Staff (Broadening)—1 to 2 Applicants Required
  2. Interested Applicants should open a file ASAP; must be CCC and Command Complete

YG 2009

  1. Ranger Battalion Company Command Queue Positions
  2. RSTB Staff / Command Queue Positions
  3. Regimental Staff (Broadening)
  4. Interested Applicants should open a file ASAP; must be CCC qualified and should be in Command in a KD position now.
  5. Applications submitted without a Command OER will still be considered, but should include strong LORs from Rater and Senior Rater

YG 2010

  1. Ranger Battalion Company Command Queue Positions
  2. RSTB Staff / Command Queue Positions
  3. Regimental Staff
  4. Applications submitted without a Command OER will still be considered, but should include strong LORs from Rater and Senior Rater

YG 2011

  1. Ranger Battalion Company Command Queue Positions
  2. RSTB Staff / Command Queue Positions
  3. Regimental Staff
  4. Applications submitted without a Command OER will still be considered, but should include strong LORs from Rater and Senior Rater

YG 2012

  1. Not currently hiring YG12 IN Officers
  2. Interested Applicants should reach out to us once they Complete CCC and are 3 to 4 months into their Command in a KD position.

YG 2013

  1. Not currently hiring YG13 IN Officers
  2. Interested Applicants should reach out to us once they Complete CCC and are 3 to 4 months into their Command in a KD position.

YG 2014

  1. RSTB Staff / Specialty Positions
  2. Regimental Staff

YG 2015

  1. Ranger Battalion Staff / Platoon Leader Positions
  2. RSTB Staff / Specialty Positions
  3. Applications submitted without a platoon leader OER will still be considered, but should include strong LORs from Rater and Senior Rater

Submitting an Application:

  1. Send an email to 75officerrecruit@soc.mil
  2. Subject line of the email should be "Last First Rank Branch YG##--Initial Application"
    1. Example "Doe Jon 1LT IN YG13—Initial Application"
  3. Include your ORB (in color, with a DA Photo), all available OERs, & AERs and a Letter of Intent
    1. Attach the above documents as a single PDF file, sized at 6MB or smaller
    2. Name the File "Last First Rank Branch YG## ORB-OERs-LOI.PDF"
  4. State in the body of your email the follow information:
    1. Current Duty Position
    2. Time in that Position
    3. Earliest Month your Chain of Command supports allowing you to attend RASP2; our 3 week long TDY and return assessment and selection located at FBGA
    4. Any unique qualifications you have that may distinguish you from your peers (Military Schooling other than RGR, ABN, AASLT; Technical or Language Skills; prior experience in or working with RGR/SOF units, etc.)
    5. If you have already been communicating with a specific Ranger Battalion regarding your hiring, please note that in your email.
  5. Any additional RFIs you may have that you cannot answer through independent research or reading our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section
  6. Upon receipt of your Initial Application, you will receive a copy of the Pre-Screening Questionnaire to be completed and returned immediately. If you fail to receive it in our initial response, please specifically request it in follow on correspondence.

Completing Your Application

  1. Compile your supporting documents for submission in the following order:
    1. ORB
    2. One Page Letter of Intent in Memorandum for Record Format
      1. Address the Letter to the Commander, 75th Ranger Regiment
    3. Letters of Recommendations from (at a minimum) your Rater and Senior Rater
    4. All OERs, most recent to oldest
      1. Submitting OERs labeled "DRAFT" on EES is acceptable, but only necessary for evaluations covering KD positions
    5. All AERs, most recent to oldest
    6. Current APFT Score Card
    7. DA form 4187 endorsed by your BDE Commander (a shell will be provided once you open a file)
    8. RASP 2 Questionnare
  2. Scan your packet and save as a PDF; use the following naming convention: "Last_First_Rank_Branch_YG##.pdf". Example "Doe_Jon_1LT_IN_YG13.pdf"
  3. Ensure your packet is NOT LARGER THAN 6MB. Email your scanned packet to 75OfficerRecruit@soc.mil. If you have already been communicating with a specific Ranger Battalion regarding your hiring, please note that in your email.
  4. Courtesy Copy your assignment officer at Human Resources Command (HRC). In separate correspsondence, explain to your HRC rep your intent to pursue assignment to the 75th Ranger Regiment. Clearly articulate your projected timeline and ensure that you will not be pending a competing assignment (even if selected for hire, the 75th Ranger Regiment still has to ask your assignment officer to release you to the Ranger Regiment).
  5. Wait patiently. Once packets are received you will get confirmation that they are being uploaded to a centralized portal where the subordinate Ranger units will review candidate’s profiles.
  6. Packets will remain on our "ACTIVE" hiring portal for 8 weeks. Ranger Battalions will be reminded peridocically to review packets that are reaching their expiration. After 8 weeks, if your packet has not been "fenced" (see below) your packet will be moved to our "ARCHIVE" hiring portal. This means that you should receive notification within 2 months of Completing your application of your status. If you have not heard back within 8 weeks, please reach out to us at 75OfficerRecruit@soc.mil for an update.
  7. While you wait, ensure that you have a current Ranger Physical. Physicals are to be current within 1 year, stamped "AIRBORNE RANGER", have blood work current within 6 months. You should schedule this through your unit and hand carry this document to RASP2.
  8. If you have not already done so, you will also need to apply for a government travel card (GTC).

Fenced/ Invited, Attendance to RASP 2, Selection and PCS

  1. As Battalion S1s and the Regimental Staff Officers review packets, they will "fence" (tenatively select) officers they feel meet the needs of the Regiment. Application packets of "fenced" officers will then be presented to Battalion Command Groups and the most qualified individuals will be offered invitations to RASP 2.
    1. Packets may be fenced very shortly after they are posted to our centralized hiring portal but final decisions on invitations may take an additional period of time, sometimes up to an additional 6 – 8 weeks.
  2. Officers that are selected will be invited to attend RASP2. Upon acceptance of this opportunity, candidates will be slotted for an assessment class (10 executed annually) and a welcome letter will be sent to you approximately 30-40 days prior to the start date of your corresponding assessment. The welcome letter will contain all necessary information about preparing for, traveling to and standards of RASP2.
  3. At the conclusion of RASP2 all candidates will be notified if they are considered "Selects" or "Non-Selects." "Non-Selects" will be released from the course and returned to their originating duty station. Candidate "Selects" will be given further instructions on how to prepare for PCS to the Ranger Regiment.
  4. Most CONUS candidates will be scheduled to arrive to their receiving Ranger unit 45 days from completion of RASP2. Most OCONUS candidates will be scheduled to arrive to their receiving Ranger unit between 60 days from completion of RASP2.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: My BDE Commander (or equivalent O6 Senior Rater) has not gotten me the 4187 and/or the Letter of Recommendation (LOR) back, can I still submit my application?

A: If your 4187 is still pending signatures, but you have a signed LOR from that Officer, YES, you may submit your application packet, but you will still owe us the 4187. The same works in reverse (if you have a signed 4187 but are still waiting on your LOR). If you have neither document signed, your application packet will be rejected as incomplete.

Q: Do I need a security clearance to attend RASP 2?

A: Yes, you need at a minimum a Secret clearance.

Q: I am a National Guard / Reserve Officer, can I apply?

A: No, at this time the Ranger Regiment does not accept packets from National Guard / Reserve officers

Q: How do I know if I will have enough time in my professional timeline to be hired by the Ranger Regiment?

A: The Ranger Regiment looks for a minimum utilization of 18 months from our Officers. If attending your next Professional Military Education—usually CCC or ILE—would prevent you from serving at least 18 month utilization; your application may be rejected as "insufficient utilization." Since everyone’s career path is unique, talk with your Senior Rater/Rater and Assignment Officer to receive specified guidance.

Q: Will lack of deployment experience hurt my chances at being hired?

A: No.

Q: Are Armor Officers allowed to compete for a Range Battalion Positions?

A: Yes; though out MTOE does not have specific billets for Armor officers we still routinely assess and hire several each year to fill Infantry positions.

Q: What else should I do in order to make myself competitive for selection?

A: There is no specific formula but here are some steps that may help: Earn a Ranger Tab; pursue leadership opportunities early and often in operational units and excel at those positions; attend schooling focused on developing skills relevant to your Branch/MOS and of potential use in the Ranger Regiment (examples: RSLC, IMLC, Jumpmaster, UMO, TC-AIMS, SHARP, RESILIENCY, etc.); educate yourself on those related to your Branch/MOS; seek feedback from peers, subordinates and superiors; and continually accept challenges and grow from every success and failure.

Q: I am a Lieutenant that is branch detailed; should I apply for a position in my Current Branch or Future Branch?

A: You should submit your application for positions within your current branch, where in theory you have the most relevant job experience. That being said, you may also seek out positions in your future branch if those openings are available.

Q: Do I need a Ranger Tab to apply?

A: Only if you are an Infantry, Field Artillery or Armor officer. All others may apply without being Ranger Qualified.

Q: How long to I need to be on station to PCS to the Ranger Regiment?

A: You should have at least 12 months’ time on station before you consider options for PCS.

URL: https://www.hrc.army.mil/Officer/75th%20Ranger%20Regiment POC for Update: Daniel J. Hogan, Regimental Recruiting Detachment OIC, 706-545-0575

Q: I am an NCO selected to attend WOCS & WOBC and I would like to serve in the 75th Ranger Regiment. How and when can I apply?

A: Based on the strength of your file and your previous service in the Career Field (ie.- 92Y earns an appointment to 920A) select candidates will be invited to attend RASP 2 shortly before or after WOCS/WOBC. If successful, we will work with your assignment officer to make the Ranger Regiment your next assignment. Other interested NCOs heading to WOCS/WOBC who’s file or timing doesn’t work out can apply IAW our recruiting guidance while serving in a unit following WOCS/WOBC.

Q: I would like to transfer from another branch of service to join the Ranger Regiment. How can I do that?

A: You will have to contact your losing Service human resource / personnel command and the Army Human Resource Command to get these answers. The Regiment has no part in Service transfers.

Q: What are the formats for my Letter of Recommendation and/or the Letter of Intent? What should they cover?

A: Reference AR 25-50 for formatting. Content of each letter is up to the writer. How the letters are crafted and the message they convey is part of the assessment, so additional guidance will not be provided by the Recruiting Detachment.

Q: What does a strong file for a RASP 2 candidate look like?

A: A record of superior performance as captured in your AERs (Commandant’s List, Exceeded Course standards, Honor Graduate) Evaluations (Majority "Top Blocks", Specific Enumeration in Senior Rater comments, potential to serve in the next grade) and Letters of Recommendation (strongly worded examples of distinguished performance/ potential, personal interaction with the candidate).

Q: Do you have slots for Aviation officers? Perhaps as LNOs?

A: Not at this time.

Q: I saw you select Warrant Officers some times directly out of WOCS/WOBC. Do you select Officers directly out of BOLC for service in the Regiment?

A: In very rare and specific circumstances we will identify talented Support/Enabling branch Officers in their BOLC class for early sequencing into RASP 2. Less than 5 candidates per year are assessed in this manner and most are prior service, Ranger qualified 2LTs that demonstrated distinguishable service during their enlisted tenure.

Q: What are the "Ranger Regiment Pipelines" that I have heard some branches utilize?

A: Several Support/Enabling branches (examples include MI, SC, LG) manage programs often referred to as the Ranger Regiment Pipelines. Based on manpower projections and operational needs, representatives from each of these branches will identify talented officers at specific BOLC or CCC classes and conduct physical assessment and screening interviews. Specially selected officers will be given an opportunity to attend Ranger School and RASP 2 for potential assignment to the Regiment.

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