A new recruitment video produced by the 75th Ranger Regiment’s public affairs department offers a snapshot of life in the unit. Images of the 9/11 attacks appear at the beginning, but then the video goes into the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program (RASP).
RASP is a huge improvement over the previous selection program, the Ranger Indoctrination Program. It not only selects but also trains prospective Rangers on the basic tasks they need to be proficient in when they arrive at one of the three Ranger battalions.
Today’s RASP program is broken down into two phases:
Phase 1: Testing
After clearing pre-RASP, Ranger candidates begin the first full phase of selection. During this phase, they must clear a battery of physical and psychological tests. They’re graded not only on their abilities to get through the exams, but also on their strength of character and leadership abilities.