Ranger Training Assessment Course


Ranger Memorial. Dedicated to all Rangers- Past, Present and Future

Ranger Memorial.
Dedicated to all Rangers - Past, Present and Future.




The Ranger Training Assessment Course (RTAC) is 16 days in duration, divided into two week-long phases.

The first phase is the Ranger Assessment Phase (RAP) in which students are trained and evaluated on multiple tasks and techniques that include the Ranger Physical Fitness Test, Combat Water Survival Assessment, Land Navigation, Ruck March, Obstacle Course, Ranger Task, Two Mile Equipment Run and Other Various Physical Fitness Events. Students are also trained in troop leading procedures, tactics, patrolling techniques, and small unit operations. Students must pass the Ranger Assessment Phase events in order to continue into the second phase.

The second phase is the Patrolling Phase during which students are rotated into leadership positions and evaluated on their abilities to successfully accomplish small unit combat operations from planning through execution. Students are evaluated on their ability to lead squad sized patrols. Students who successful complete RTAC will be recommended for attendance at the Ranger Course. Army National Guard Soldiers are required to successfully complete RTAC in order to attend the Ranger Course.

**AF Personnel requesting to attend WTC Air Assault must contact the AF LNO office. At no time will units or personnel go direct with WTC without prior coordination with AF LNO.**

  RANGER WILLIAM E BUTLER, MSG (RET) 2000 Ranger Hall of Fame Inductee  


Ranger William E. Butler (Ret) 2000 Ranger Hall of Fame Inductee

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