Ranger Challenge Fall ’06 Goals
- Score within the top 10 as a team
- Conduct a successful and challenging accessions day
- Win the One Rope Bridge event
- All team members score 100% on the patrolling written test
- Complete the 10K road march within 60 minutes
- Have the team PT average at 300+ before going to the competition
- Build a unified team that will feed off one another’s energy
- Instill pride and esprit de corps in the Ranger Challenge organization
Tasks to Cadets
- Live the Warrior Ethos:
I will always place the mission first
I will never accept defeat
I will never quit
I will never leave a fallen comrade
- Memorize and embody the Ranger Creed (see attached)
- Know the Army Values (see attached)
- Be mentally strong and willing to do what it takes to improve
- Be an example to all your peers
- Have all your gear assembled and ready at all times (see attached)
- Show up to all Ranger Challenge events ready to train, and with a positive attitude.
Attendance standards to all Ranger Challenge events (PT and practice) are absolute. NO unexcused absences will be tolerated regardless of rank/MS class (extenuating circumstances will be judged on a case by case basis by CIC/Cadre). The first unexcused absence will result in corrective training, the second will result in dismissal from Ranger Challenge. All absences must be excused before or immediately after said absence via a
note signed by a cadre member. This note must be hand delivered by the absentee to the CIC (cadet in charge) immediately. Cadets are allowed up to three (3) excused absences before membership in Ranger Challenge
organization comes into question (determined by overall performance and CIC/cadre recommendation).
At all times cadets are required to show proper respect and courtesy to all military personnel regardless of branch of service or rank. Likewise Cadets are expected to exhibit a high standard of behavior when in the presence of civilians. Remember that there are both males and females in Ranger Challenge; cadets will act respectfully and tastefully at all times. Violations will result in corrective training.
There is no rank in Ranger Challenge as there is in regular units. All members of the team are equal and accountable to one another. However for every team (10 cadets) there is one Team Captain. Team Captains will be given proper respect and their guidance will be adhered to. A Team Captain may appoint a cadet/s to teach or take control of a certain task or event or even to fill in as Captain if necessary. While the appointed cadet is fulfilling their appointed tasks, all other cadets will be appropriately courteous and respectful.
Ranger Challenge PT is on Mondays and Tuesdays from 0630 to 0800. Cadets will fall into their regular battalion formation for attendance. Upon being given the order to fall out, Ranger Challenge cadets will fall out and reassemble on their team captain. Ranger Challenge cadets have a higher standard for PT in order to be an active member. Standards require that cadets maintain a 240 PT average with 80pt.s in each event. Cadets are graded on the 17-21 Army PT grading system.
Cadets on the Ranger Challenge team must adhere to the battalion standards in regards to GPA. Any cadet who drops below the minimum will be removed from the Ranger Challenge Team and counseled.
Cadets on the Ranger Challenge Team will maintain a high standard of appearance. Uniforms will be clean and boots shined. During Ranger Challenge events males will be freshly shaved and have a presentable haircut. Females will have their hair up in a bun, or cut short enough so that it does not touch the collar. For further guidance on grooming standards see FM 670-8.
Two days are pivotal to cadets in the Wright State University Ranger Challenge Program: RCAS, and the Competition itself.
RCAS or Ranger Challenge Assessment and Selection, will be conducted on 16SEP2006 from 0430 to
1830 on the WSU campus. This day will test the physical capabilities of all cadets, but more importantly it will test the mental toughness of all cadets trying for the Ranger Challenge Team (never give up, do not quit). Upon completion of this day cadets will receive a gold “Ranger Challenge” tab for wear on their Class A uniform and will be eligible to compete in the Competion.
The Ranger Challenge Competition is held annually in Ft. Knox, KY. This year the competition is from stnd20OCT2006 to 22OCT2006. The 20 and 22 are spent traveling from WSU to Ft. Knox and back. The actual
competition is on 21OCT. The competition hosts 27 teams from different schools all over the brigade. It begins with a PT test, and ends with a 10K forced road march. In between these events are: the one-rope bridge, land navigation, patrolling (written and practical), Basic Rifle Marksmanship (BRM), weapons assembly and disassembly, Hand Grenade Assault Course (HGAC) which are dispersed throughout the day (not in this order). rdStreamers are awarded for first place in individual events. Trophies are presented for best male/female PT, 3, ndstst2, and 1 place overall as a team (10 individual trophies are presented to the 1 place team in addition to one
giant trophy to be displayed at the winning school).
The Ranger Creed
Recognizing that I volunteered as a Ranger, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession, I will
always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and high esprit de corps of my Ranger Regiment.
Acknowledging the fact that a Ranger is a more elite soldier who arrives at the cutting edge of battle by
land, sea, or air, I accept the fact that as a Ranger my country expects me to move farther, faster and
fight harder than any other soldier.
Never shall I fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong and morally
straight and I will shoulder more than my share of the task whatever it may be. One-hundred-percent and
Gallantly will I show the world that I am a specially selected and well-trained soldier. My courtesy to
superior officers, neatness of dress and care of equipment shall set the example for others to follow.
Energetically will I meet the enemies of my country. I shall defeat them on the field of battle for I am
better trained and will fight with all my might. Surrender is not a Ranger word. I will never leave a fallen
comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy and under no circumstances will I ever embarrass my country.
Readily will I display the intestinal fortitude required to fight on to the Ranger objective and complete the
mission though I be the lone survivor.
RANGERS LEAD THE WAY!
The Seven Army Values
Loyalty: Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. constitution, the Army, and other soldiers. Be
loyal to the nation and its heritage.
Duty: Fulfill your obligations. Accept responsibility for your own actions and those entrusted to
your care. Find opportunities to improve oneself for the good of the group.
Respect: How we consider others reflects upon each of us, both personally and as a
professional organization. Treat others as you would want to be treated.
Selfless Service: Put the welfare of the nation, the Army, and your subordinates before your own. Selfless service leads to organizational teamwork and encompasses discipline, self-control
and faith in the system.
Honor: Live up to all the Army values
Integrity: Do what is right, legally and morally. Be willing to do what is right even when no one is looking. It is our "moral compass" and inner voice.
Personal Courage: Our ability to face fear, danger, or adversity, both physical and moral.
WSU Ranger Challenge Equipment List
Summer PT Uniform (includes white, calf length socks and running shoes)
2 ID tags with chain
2 sets of BDUs with hat
3 brown T-shirts
6 pairs of socks (wool, Army issue)
1 pair of black boots (Army issue, broken in)
1 pair of black gloves with green inserts
1 field jacket
Ruck Sack with frame (see required packing list below)
Swiss Seat rope with snap-link
Shoe shine kit (purchased by cadet)
Black pen/pencil and notepad
2 Ammo pouches
2 Canteens with covers
1 First Aide packet
1 Compass (Army Issue)
Packed in Ruck:
One set of BDUs
One set of underware
Three pairs of socks (wool, Army issue)
One pair of black gloves with green inserts
One pair of athletic shoes
One field jacket
Extra brown t-shirts
A second pair of boots
Tobacco or alcohol products of any kind during training
Weapons (Multi-tools and folding knives are allowed so long as their blade does not exceed 4”)
Any material that can be deemed offensive or in bad taste
*Be prepared to obtain and pack additional items to be determined by the CIC/cadre *All required equipment is subject to inspection at any time as are any additional items determined by CIC/Cadre
*SMP cadets are required to obtain above equipment from their unit stnd*A “No Tolerance” policy is in effect for all prohibited items: 1 offense= warning and removal of prohibited material, 2 rdoffense= removal and corrective training, 3 offense= Removal from Ranger Challenge Roster
*Cadets will maintain a high standard of appearance. Spot checks will be conducted and corrective measures taken as