The best of the best, from all across the military, come together for what is known as the Best Ranger Competition. This grueling three-day competition is not for the weak of heart by any means. It is a feat even to finish the competition, let alone to win it.

The competition tests teams of Ranger School graduates on a wide range of skills.

The Best Ranger Competition 2021 was the 37th iteration of this grueling competition. The Best Ranger Competition was started in 1982 by Dick Leandri, who found a way to honor his personal friend, LTG David E. Grange, Jr.

The competition was initially created to determine the best two-person “buddy” team in the Ranger Department at Fort Benning. Nevertheless, over the following years, it has evolved. Currently, it determines the best two-person team from the entire United States Armed Forces. Each year the competition is reviewed and tweaked.