Army Rangers (75th Ranger Regiment)
US Army Rangers are an elite light infantry unit that carries out special operations
Rangers - Roles
Rangers often provide support to other Special Operation Forces (SOF) such as Delta Force. In such operations, the Rangers will typically act as a security and/or backup force for Delta. An example of this type of mission occurred during Operation Gothic Serpent, Somalia, 1993 during which Rangers provided a security cordon for several Delta Force operations.
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Rangers - Organization
The 75th Ranger Regiment is made up of regimental headquarters and headquarters company (HHC) and several battalions.
The regimental headquarters and headquarters company (HHC) consists of:
Each of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Ranger Battalions are around 600 men-strong and are made up of a battalion headquarters and headquarters company (HHC) and 3 rifle companies.
The Battalion HHC is comprised of:
Ranger Rifle Companies
A Ranger rifle company typically consists of 152 Rangers, divided into:
Regimental Special Troops Battalion (RSTB)
The 75th Regimental Special Troops Battalion (RSTB) was offiicaly activated in 2007. It provides support to the rest of the Regiment in a number of ways including reconnaissance, signals, intelligence and a selection course for potential Rangers.
Rangers - Weapons
US Army Rangers employ a range of weapons systems.
The modern 75th Ranger Regiment began as the 1st Ranger Battalion in 1974. Further battalions were to follow until the 75th Ranger Regiment was created in 1986. Rangers have operated in South America, Africa and the Middle East.
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Rangers - Training
Rangers undergo a grueling and extensive training regimen.
Rangers with the 75th Ranger Regiment clear a compound during an operation in Afghanistan, 2012
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RANGERS COAT OF ARMS
"Recognizing that I volunteered as a Ranger, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession, I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and high esprit de corps of my Ranger Regiment.... "
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FEATURED RANGERS PHOTO
US Army Rangers armed with a MK48 belt-fed machine guns and M4 carbines.
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