42 Fort Bliss Soldiers complete Pre-Ranger Course

Photo by: SGT Brandon Anderson, 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division Public Affairs
Friday, September 13, 2013 - 11:29pm

Dozens of Fort Bliss Soldiers tested their mettle during a grueling week of Pre-Ranger School training, wrapping up their trek Friday. They are preparing for one of the Army's toughest challenges - Ranger School.

The Pre-Ranger Course was hosted by 4th Brigade (Highlander), 1st Armored Division . The instructors, all seasoned Rangers from the Highlander Brigade and other 1AD units, were also joined by some of the Special Forces Recruiters at Fort Bliss.

The course, held throughout various locations on Fort Bliss, exposed the Ranger applicants to what they can expect during the first five days of Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia. Those are typically the "make-it or break-it" days for many Soldiers because, according to the Ranger Training Brigade, 60% of all Ranger School failures occur in the first 4 days - known as the Ranger Assessment Phase or "RAP week."

The 42 Soldiers spent their five days undergoing arduous tasks including: completing an obstacle course in a given time, the combat water survival assessment test, and a 12-mile ruck march in the recent heavy rain storms.

Photos by: SGT Brandon Anderson, 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division Public Affairs 

  

 

 

Photos by: SGT Brandon Anderson, 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division Public Affairs 

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