Earning a Ranger tab is a difficult task for most Army soldiers, so imagine the culture shock that Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Keefe must have experienced while going through the Ranger course. Still, he became the 266th airman to successfully graduate from Ranger School.

Being thrown together with troops from other branches does take a while to get used to. Still, his learning curve was incredibly short. It must have added a whole other layer of stress for Keefe to have to adapt to the Army way of life while in his training. Given the recent female Ranger School graduates, I thought our SOFREP readers might enjoy yet another perspective of Ranger School. The following Department of Defense article offers Sgt. Keefe’s unique perspective.


Stopping for a moment to catch his breath, the airman realized he was nearing the limit of his willpower.