U.S. Army Rangers are among the most elite, if not the most elite, combat soldiers in the world.

Being a Ranger is a function of attitude and state of mind, as well as a matter of skill and training. It is the fraternity of a highly select group within the profession of arms that few will attempt to join and into which even fewer will be initiated.

To be a Ranger is a mark of excellence indicating a degree of success that few will achieve. The challenge of being a Ranger is to prove your ability to lead and command while undergoing significant mental, emotional, and physical stress. For those who have mastered this challenge, the coveted title of "Army Ranger" is their reward.


DLP21 (Future Soldier - Now at OSUT) took the initiative to write a FAQ for the site, sort of his gift to us before taking off for OSUT/ABN/RIP.  This was not an assignment - the kid did it on his own so he'll be credited as its author. Great initiative and we look forward to changing his Site Rank to Ranger, after the successful conclusion of his training.

Thanks - RLTW!


RASP 1 Phase 1: Weeks 1-4 Graded Events

Army Physical Fitness Test:

• To begin RASP 1, Phase I a minimum score of 60% in your age group
• To continue on to RASP 1, Phase II, a minimum score of 70% in your age group
• 12 mile forced march in 3hrs with a 35 lb rucksack
• 5 mile run in 40 minutes

Attain 80% on the following tests:

• Ranger First Responder Test & Trauma Lanes
• Ranger Standards Test
• Ranger History Test
• Combat Navigation (Day & Night)

Pass the following:

• Peer Evaluations
• Psychological Screening

RASP 1 Phase 2: Weeks 5-8 Advanced Ranger Skills Training

Army Physical Fitness Test:

• To pass RASP 1, Phase 2 a minimum score of 80% of your age
• Combat Driver’s Course
• Hand-to-hand Fighting & Combatives Certification
• Ranger Advanced Tactical Marksmanship Training
• Combat Explosives and Breeching Course
• FRIES Training – Fast Roping & Combat Extraction


Week 1
• APFT, a minimum score of 80% in your age group required to continue
• 5-mile run, a time of 40 minutes or less is required to continue
• 12 mile ruck march, within 3 hours
• History and Standards Written tests, must score 80% or more

Week 2
• M9 Qualification
• CQM Tables
• Airborne Operation
• FTX, 24-36 hours

Week 3
• Psychological Assessment
• RASP Board