5th Ranger Training Battalion, Dahlonega Georgia
Camp Frank D. Merrill is the home of the 5th Ranger Training Battalion. The Mountain phase lasts 21 days of the 61 day school where small unit leaders are instructed in combat techniques and procedures used to move swiftly over all types of terrain. The Mountain phase is the second of the three phases, and is designed to enhance the soldiers ability to plan and execute small unit combat missions in mountainous terrain. This phase covers mountaineering skills, small unit tactics, patrol infiltration and extractions, raids, ambushes and other skills required for close combat and direct fire missions. The stamina and commitment of the Ranger student is stressed to the maximum with the rugged terrain, severe weather, mental and physical fatigue.
Upon completion of the Mountaineering phase of the U.S Army Ranger School the student are transported to Dobbins Air Base where they are flown by C-130 to the next phase at Camp Rudder.
The DOL's mission at Camp Frank D. Merrill is to provide GSA fleet management, helicopter refueling, bulk POL, and courier service to Fort Benning.
Key Phone Numbers:
|Camp Merrill Switchboard||(706) 864-3327|
|Bn CDR||EXT: 106|
|Bn CSM||EXT: 107|
|Bn XO||EXT: 105|
|A Co||EXT: 300|
|B Co||EXT: 400|
|C Co||EXT: 500|
|Fire Dept||EXT: 611|