You have to be a private first class to allpy to ranger school. In most cases, you will be a specialist before you are able to attend. If you join th ranger regiment, you will have to spend at least a year in the regiment before you go to ranger school. If you are not in the ranger regiment, Your chances of getting into ranger school as a specialist are lower becuase you will have to wait your turn. In that case, you will most likely have to make sergeant. It is easier to ger a ranger school slot in the airborne, compared to the rest of the army. Army infantry basic training is a one station unit traing, where basic and advanced training is combined. If you want to be a ranger, enlist in the Army on a ranger contract and join the ranger regiment. It is nearly impossible to get into the ranger regiment any other way. Tell the recruiter that is what you want and don't settle for anything else. I am assuming that you will be in good enough shape. To get into the ranger regiment you must be able to do10 pullups with a short pause in the up position between repetitions, 50 pushups, 60 situps, run 1 mile in 6 minutes run 2 miles in 15 minutes, run 5 miles in 40 minutes, and run 8 miles non-stop with 40 pounds on your back.
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