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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.

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

MTOE Positions

Commissioned Officers | Scroll down for application instructions

11A, 12A, 13A, 15A, 17A, 17B, 19A, 25A, 27A, 30A, 35D, 35E, 36A, 38A, 42B, 42H, 53A, 56A, 57A, 61N, 65B, 65D, 70B, 70H, 73B, 74A, 88A, 90A, 91A, 92A

Coming soon: EOD and PAO positions; applies to Officers only.

Warrant Officers | Scroll down for application instructions

125D*, 131A, 150U, 170A, 170B, 255A, 255N, 290A, 350F, 350G, 351L, 351M, 352P, 352N, 352S*, 353T*, 420A, 882A, 890A, 915A, 920A, 920B, 921A
*--While the 75th Ranger Regiment does not have these MOS’s listed in our MTOE, we will assess and hire qualified candidates assuming your branch grants a release.

NCO and Enlisted | To apply, send your SRB to 75recruit@socom.mil

11B, 11C, 11Z, 12B, 12H, 12R, 12W, 12Y, 13F, 13Z, 17C, 17E, 25B, 25C, 25D, 25E, 25N, 25P, 25Q, 25S, 25U, 25W, 25X, 27D, 29E, 35F, 35G, 35L, 35M, 35N, 35P, 35S, 35Z, 36B, 37F, 38B, 42A, 56M, 68J, 68S, 68T, 68W, 68X, 74D, 79S, 88M, 88N, 89B, 91B, 91C, 91D, 91E, 91F, 91S, 91X, 91Z, 92A, 92F, 92G, 92L, 92R, 92Y, 94E, 94F, 94W, 94Y

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 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, Georgia; and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Ranger Battalions located respectively at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; and Fort Benning, Georgia.

Current Hiring Priorities (as of January 2020)

Officer Applications: 75officerrecruit@socom.mil
Enlisted Applications: 75recruit@socom.mil

NOTE: Hiring priorities are somewhat specific to Infantry Officers, but timeline considerations by Year Group (YG) are very similar for all branches. Generally, the Regiment expects Ranger Officers to provide 18-24 months of utilization time. Meaning, we expect an Officer to serve 18-24 months from the day the Officer reports to the Regiment to the day the Officer signs out on their follow-on assignment.

Field Grade Ranger Assessment and Selection Program (FG RASP) – CPT (P) and MAJs

  1. HRC will release a MILPER Message with application details in Summer 2020.
  2. The assessment is tentatively scheduled in September 2020 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

The 75th Ranger Regiment does not discourage interested Candidates from applying to their Battalion of choice.

YG 2010

  1. Closed for BQ CPTs seeking staff or Company Command positions
  2. Next hiring opportunity: FG RASP 2020

YG 2011

  1. Closed for BQ CPTs seeking staff or Company Command positions
  2. Next hiring opportunity: FG RASP 2020

YG 2012

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

YG 2013

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

YG 2014

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

YG 2015

  1. Currently, we are not hiring YG15 IN Officers

YG 2016

  1. Currently, we are not hiring YG16 IN Officers
  2. Interested Applicants should reach out to us once they are Complete CCC and are 3 to 4 months into their Command in a KD position

YG 2017

  1. Currently, we are not hiring YG17 IN Officers
  2. Interested Applicants should reach out to us once they are Complete CCC and are 3 to 4 months into their Command in a KD position

YG 2018

  1. Ranger Battalion Staff / Platoon Leader / Executive Officer positions
  2. Regimental Staff
  3. Interested Applicants should reach out to us immediately with or without a KD OER

YG 2019

  1. Ranger Battalion Staff / Platoon Leader / Executive Officer positions
  2. Regimental Staff
  3. Interested Applicants should reach out to us 3 to 4 months into your Lieutenant KD position

Submitting an Application:

  1. Send the below in an un-encrypted email to 75officerrecruit@socom.mil
  2. Subject line of the email should be "Last, First, Rank, Branch, YG##, Application"
  3. Compile the below documents as a single PDF “Last, First, Rank, Branch, YG” (6MB or smaller) for submission in the following order:
    1. ORB (in color, with a DA Photo)
      1. With completed AIM 2.0 résumé (*we will not distribute examples)
    2. One Page Letter of Intent in Memorandum for Record Format
      1. Address the Letter to the Commander, 75th Ranger Regiment, COL Todd S. Brown
    3. Letters of Recommendations from (at a minimum) your Rater and Senior Rater
      1. *Do not exceed 4 LoR's
    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 or first O6 in your Chain of Command (see link above for example)
  4. Fill out and complete the RASP 2 Pre-Screening Questionnaire (see link above).
    1. Name the File “Last, First, Rank, Branch, YG# Pre-Screening Questionnaire”
    2. Attach the Pre-Screening Questionnaire as a separate PDF Document.
  5. 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
    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.
    6. If you served in the Regiment before (as Enlisted or Officer)
  6. Courtesy Copy your assignment officer at Human Resources Command (HRC). In separate correspondence, 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).
  7. Packets will be uploaded to the Regimental hiring portal for review by all Regimental units. The review process can take up to 8 weeks. If you have not received a “fenced” notification after 8 weeks, please reach out to us at 75officerrecruit@socom.mil for an update.
  8. ***While you wait, ensure that you have a current Ranger Physical***.
    1. Physicals are to be current within 18 months, stamped "AIRBORNE RANGER", have blood work current within 6 months.
    2. You should schedule this through your unit and hand carry this document to RASP 2 if invited to attend.

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

  1. As Ranger S1s review packets, they will "fence" (tentatively select) Officers based on your packet submission. Next, Battalion Command Groups will select Officers from the fenced pool. The groups will select the most qualified individuals to attend RASP 2.
  2. Battalion S1's and the Regimental Recruiting Detachment will slot approved candidates for Ranger Assessment and Selection Program 2 (10 classes executed annually; 34 seats per class) and the Recruiting Detachment OIC will send a welcome letter to you approximately 30 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 RASP 2. RASP 2 occurs at FBGA with a 3-week POI.
  3. At the conclusion of RASP 2, the selection board will notify candidates if they are considered "Selects" or "Non-Selects."
    1. "Non-Selects" will return to their originating duty station.
    2. "Selects" will PCS to the Ranger Regiment.
  4. Most CONUS candidates will be scheduled to arrive to their receiving Ranger unit 45 days from completion of RASP 2. Most OCONUS candidates will be scheduled to arrive to their receiving Ranger unit between 60 days from completion of RASP 2.

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 18-24 months from our Officers. If attending your next Professional Military Education—usually CCC or ILE—would prevent you from serving at least 18 months of 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?

A: No.

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. Armor Officers fulfill many of the same roles as Infantry Officers in the Regiment.

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. We will help determine which role you’ll serve in the Regiment.

Q: Do I need a Ranger Tab to apply?

A: All 11As, 13As, and 19As, must have a Ranger Tab to apply. All other Officers do not need a Ranger Tab to apply.

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 Also, be aware that if you have RFO for a follow on assignment, you may not be eligible to apply to the 75th Ranger Regiment.

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.

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" ACOM / MQ, 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: Yes. We have non-flying positions for CPTs and MAJs on the Regimental Staff. This is a new addition in 2020. Please contact 75officerrecruit@socom.mil immediately if you’re an interested CPT or MAJ 15A.

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, CM) 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.

Q: Where is the best place to find up-to-date information about the Ranger Regiment in 2020?

A: Our Instagram page; direct message us with your questions @75th_ranger_recruiting.

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