Posted on Sep 20, 2020
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I am currently a 31B, I really enjoy this MOS so far. I plan on going back to school after this deployment (NG) and pursuing ROTC, and an active duty slot, possibly as a 31A. However, one of my major military goals is Ranger School, it’s extremely difficult and I want that challenge. How likely am I to have a packet excepted as a 31A?
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SFC Senior Brigade Career Counselor
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You don’t get to choose your branch when you commission on AD and there’s a strong possibility you will be branch detailed to a combat arms branch at first.
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SSG Jeff Furgerson
SSG Jeff Furgerson
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Which should increase your chances of Ranger school if your branch is Infantry
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LTC Jason Mackay
LTC Jason Mackay
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They have turned Ranger School on and off for other branches to attend over the years. When I first entered in 1994 it was allowed for all branches. Then it got turned off. Then they turned it back on in 1999/2000. It is possible unless they have turned it off again, but it may not be probable. It may be best to request a branch detail to Infantry at accessions time.
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MAJ Ronnie Reams
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Edited 2 mo ago
This is all info that I have gathered and do not know first hand. I understand that the Rangers want all officers and Senior NCOs to be tabbed rangers. I guess the determiner would be, is the 75th Inf Regt (Ranger) a real regiment? If so, then there would be bunches if non combat arms officers. I tend to think that it is not because it seems they do not have companies A through M. Just Batts, I think that what Rangers call Battalions, that have A-D companies that repeat in each Batt. It appears to me that they took the 6 Original Batts and inactivated 3 and the independent Ranger Companies (LRRP). Commingled them in the 75th Infantry Regt and added (Ranger). So I would think they only need a MI officer as S-2, a MC Bn Surgeon, a MSC platoon leader, a Chaplain and a CESO for each Batt. This is all from reading, mainly on here, so not take as gospel.

BTW, the 199th had Company M, 3rd Batt, 75th Regt attached in RVN.
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SPC Justin Noriega
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Last year my old XO (a Logistics Officer) went to Ranger School and passed, there was also a LT I believe a Medical Officer and he also went and passed...
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