Way of the Reaper covers the entire span of my time with 3rd Ranger Battalion and deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. It also covers the transition period from Ranger to joining the private military sector and struggles faced.
Sure! “Way of the Reaper” details the some of the most intense operations that I’ve been on with 3rd Ranger Battalion over the span of multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Unlike the Reaper that only covered a span of 3 1/2 months.
The difference is the level of leadership, experience and a special skill set. Everyone in sniper section has a special skill (sniper) that they use on every operation as well as back in the rear. We shoot 2-3 times a week, sometimes more, and every Ranger in the section is a leader, having been tabbed.
Our tactics changed drastically! The unit that was once known for exclusively seizing airfields and pulling security for tier 1 units, evolved into a unit that executes 120 special operation direct action raids capturing high value targets that was once only reserved for tier 1 units. There was a lot of work overseas and it was only the inevitable before we had to step up to the plate to meet the needs of SOCOM.
Most definitely! You’ll also get a chance to meet a few new awesome Rangers that I had the honor of serving with in Iraq!