I can honestly say that I’m glad to see some other units getting their share of the spotlight. As much as I love the SEAL community and am proud of my book The Red Circle (FYI-Red Circle audio is live and includes new content and proceeds help SOF charities), the SEALs have had too much of the spotlight. There are too many other units that have been kicking ass in the GWOT and the Rangers are no stranger to danger. I agree with Jack’s assessment that they will likely be Tier One very soon.

RLTW. Brandon out.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Rangers ‘Surviving the Cut’ episode premiere

75th Ranger Regiment Public Affairs

FORT BENNING, Ga. (USASOC News Service, July 3, 2012) – The Discovery Channel is scheduled to release a one-hour documentary that follows a class through the 75th Ranger Regiment’s Assessment and Selection Program. The program is titled ‘Hell and Back, Special Ops Ranger.’

The episode premieres July 8 at 9 p.m. on the Discovery Channel. Check your local listing for more information.


This is an unprecedented glimpse of initial training that every enlisted Soldier must successfully complete before he is assigned to one of the four Ranger Battalions.

Quick Facts:

  • Every volunteer Soldier must complete RASP 1 for duty with the 75th Ranger Regiment.
  • 114 Soldiers started Class 5-12; 91 Rangers graduated.
  • RASP tests Soldiers physically and mentally from marksmanship and demolitions to Ranger First Responder and close quarter combat drills.
  • RASP is run by the Regimental Special Troops Battalion at Fort Benning, Ga.

About the 75th Ranger Regiment
The 75th Ranger Regiment is the Army’s premier direct action raid force. It is capable of planning, executing and commanding and controlling large and complex joint special operations throughout the range of combat missions.

For example, these operations include special reconnaissance, direct action raids, offensive infantry operations, forcible entry operations, and partnering with host nation forces.

The Regiment is also trained, resourced and equipped to provide an agile, responsive infantry force that can respond to emergency contingency plans in uncertain and sensitive environments.

The 75th Ranger Regiment has been continuously deployed in the War on Terror since October 2001.