Any chances of being a Ranger?

I leave for Fort Benning May 20th as an Infantry Recruit. I have nothing for airborne or rangers in my contract. What do I have to do or what chances do I have to go to airborne and ranger school? Also I only enlisted for 2 years but if I get a ranger slot I will change it 2 a four year deal. I really need and help or advice..because if I cant get the Ranger thing figured out Im going to serve my two years and go Marines.

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This is one of those bad news/good news situations. The bad news is if it isn't in your contract, you probably won't get it. This is especially true now, as we need to get people trained and downrange. Here's the good news....you can change your contract.

I'm going to let you in on a secret, and your recruiter will be very upset with me for telling you this. Even though you signed the paperwork, you still don't have to go. When they swore you in, it was for show. You'll swear in again before you leave. You'll swear in again when you graduate from OSUT. The last one is what counts. That means you still have leverage to get what you want in your contract. You can say, "I want Airborne and Ranger in my contract or I'm not going." Of course, the four year thing may be true, and not much can be done about that. Therefore, if a four year enlistment is the hold up, you may need to accept that. If you really are thinking about serving 2 years and then going to the Marines, four years shouldn't be that bad. Remember, USMC has a minimum enlistment of four years, so you're looking at serving six total. Given that Rangers are infinitely cooler than Marines, four years with them should seem like that big of a deal. Just an opinion.

If I can do anything else for you, let me know.
Im with the reserve, and my primary MOS is currently a 11B, but Im reclassing as a 71L. Would anyone happen to know if Ranger school is available to reservist. Im not talking about going active duty and being assigned to the 75th Ranger regiment, but just given the chance to go to that school. I know that Airborne is offered to ROTC cadets, even though they will never be assigned to the 82nd or the 101 division.
[quote:df4f38ff25="The_One"]Just a few months a just they started the ability to get rangers in your contract. I'm really not sure why, I thought the idea was to get as many people as possible into the basic jobs, especially light infantry. oh well.[/quote:df4f38ff25]

Actually I am pretty sure they have had Ranger Contracts out for a long time.
1) 1998 I enlisted RGV4 Airborne Ranger Option....yes it's been around a while.

2) Don't go to your recruiter and tell them "I want or I aint going." Go in there and tell them you would really LOVE to be a Ranger. Hopefully your recruiter is as hooah as you are!!!

3) If that doesn't work. This is the way you should do it.

4) Just annoy the "$##%" out of your leadership in AIT and tell them you want to go AIRBORNE, then when you get to ABN school annoy the blackhats and tell them you want to go to RIP. Successful completion of RIP will put you in a Ranger Battalion where getting to Ranger school will not be an issue.

5) There are Rangers (those who are currently serving in a Ranger Battalion and then there are people who WENT to ranger school. Don't forget there is a difference.
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PS...as a side note...there will most likely be absolutely NO reason for you not to be able to go to Airborne training and RIP as an 11B. Just remember that if you aint got the heart, you aint gonna make it kid. Smiler
I know some troops get assignement to the regiment in their contracts. Others volunteer for airborne during AIT and for RIP during jump school. Thats usually the best way I've seen it done.

Abe,
I know that Ranger School is available for those in the reserves and national guard. However, thos slots are given to certain units. If you're not in the right type of unit then you really don't have any chance at all. You're best bet is light infantry units, but LRS units are an even better shot.
[quote:be632a414f="abe"]Im with the reserve, and my primary MOS is currently a 11B, but Im reclassing as a 71L. Would anyone happen to know if Ranger school is available to reservist. Im not talking about going active duty and being assigned to the 75th Ranger regiment, but just given the chance to go to that school. I know that Airborne is offered to ROTC cadets, even though they will never be assigned to the 82nd or the 101 division.[/quote:be632a414f]

No, you won't be able to attend.

[quote:be632a414f]2. Enlisted personnel. Ranger training is available on a voluntary basis for enlisted soldiers who are in the following MOSs:



11B - Infantryman

11C - Indirect Fire Infantryman

11H - Heavy Anti-armor Weapons Infantryman

11M - Fighting Vehicle Infantryman

12B - Combat Engineer (In companies that directly support Infantry battalions)

13F - Fire Support Sergeant (Habitually associated in direct support to Infantry battalions)

14S - Avenger Crewman (Habitually associated in direct support to Infantry battalions)

CMF 18 - Special Forces Personnel

19D - Cavalry Scout

19K - Armor Crewman



Those enlisted soldiers of any MOS or specialty assigned to Ranger Coded Positions within the 75th Ranger Regiment or Ranger Training Brigade may attend.



3. Commissioned officer personnel. Ranger training is available on a voluntary basis for officers in the following career management fields:



11A - Infantry Officer

12A - Armor Officers allocated against authorized 12C positions

12C - Cavalry Officers

13A - Battalion and Company Fire Support Officers (Habitually associated in direct support to Infantry battalions)

14B - Short Range Air Defense Officer (Habitually attached or in direct support to Infantry battalions)

18A - Special Forces Officer

21B - Combat Engineer (In companies that directly support Infantry battalions)

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[quote:05495094a4="PFC STERN"]is their any chance of a 91W getting into ranger school and airborne school?[/quote:05495094a4]


There's almost every MOS that goes to Airborne School. A good example is that 82nd Airborne Division is comprised of all Airborne Soldiers. That includes their PAC, MEDICS, Cooks....etc. I don't know about the Ranger School, but why not send out a email to the branch manager for Rangers? I'm sure they'd know or put in a 4187 and see if it'll go through?

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