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
11A, 12A, 13A, 19A, 25A, 27A, 30A, 35D, 35E, 36A, 38A, 42B, 42H, 53A, 56A, 57A, 61N, 65B, 65D, 70B, 70H, 73B, 74A, 88A, 90A, 91A, 92A
131A, 150U, 255A, 255N, 290A, 350F, 350G, 351L, 351M, 352P, 352N, 420A, 882A, 882P, 890A, 915A, 920A, 920B, 921A
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.
The 75th Ranger Regiment is seeking highly motivated and qualified applicants. The positions available are within the Regimental Headquarters, Regimental Military Intelligence Battalion, 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 SEP 2018)
NOTE: Hiring priorities are somewhat specific to Infantry officers, but timeline considerations by Year Group (YG) are very similar for all branches.
Field Grade Assessment and Selection – CPT(P) and MAJs
Submitting an Application:
Fenced/ Invited, Attendance to RASP 2, Selection and PCS
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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: 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 a Ranger Recruiter and your Assignment Officer to receive specified guidance.
Q: Will lack of deployment experience hurt my chances at being hired?
Q: Are Armor Officers allowed to compete for Ranger Battalion Positions?
A: Yes; though out MTOE does not have specific billets for Armor officers we still routinely assess and hire Armor Officers.
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 and may also seek out positions in your future branch if openings are available.
Q: Do I need a Ranger Tab to apply?
A: No. All Officers may apply without being Ranger Qualified.
Q: How long do 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.
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 whose 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. See your S1 and they will be able to provide you with a memo example.
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 sometimes 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.