Fort Benning

U.S. Army Fort Benning and The Maneuver Center of Excellence

4th Ranger Training Battalion Site

4th Ranger Training Battalion 


Welcome to the 4th Ranger Training Battalion at Fort Benning, Georgia. The 4th Ranger Training Battalion trains critical combat arms related functional skills to develop the Ranger student's ability to lead small unit operations in close combat. The Benning or "Crawl" phase of Ranger School is designed to develop and assess the military skills, physical and mental endurance, and the confidence a Soldier must possess in order to successfully negotiate and accomplish combat missions. Ranger training is designed to inculcate within the Ranger student the ability to sustain himself, his subordinates, and maintain his mission essential equipment, under difficult field training conditions, during all phases of Ranger School. Soldiers reporting to Ranger School in poor physical condition will suffer extreme difficulties maintaining pace with their peers.