When comparing myself to other men in Ranger Battalion, I never labelled myself as the strongest or the fastest. I was and am an endurance-minded individual. I have always enjoyed running, but thanks to the men in Batt, I was able to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the physically well rounded soldier. One of the many aspects that makes Ranger Battalion and the rest of SOF unique is the variety of fitness abilities.
I am not saying there are not other units throughout the military that don’t have similar physical qualities. There are the obvious outliers in every unit; individuals who can run considerably faster or lift considerably more than the next man. The difference is that the slowest runner in Ranger Battalion would still finish over a minute faster in the 2 mile run than an average male in the Army.
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