The Best Ranger Competition 2018, is the 35th anniversary of this grueling competition, starring the best soldiers of the world, our United States Army, RANGERS! The Best Ranger Competition was started in 1982 after Dick Leandri found a way to honor his personal friend, Lieutenant General David E. Grange, Jr.
Leandri wanted to recognize his friend, past director of the Ranger Department and former Commanding General of Fort Benning, Georgia, with a perpetual event. He and several other professional businessmen formed Chairborne Rangers, Inc., to help support the initiation of such an event.
The competition has evolved over the past thirty years from one that was originally created to salute the best two-man “buddy” team in the Ranger Department at Fort Benning. Every year the competition is reviewed and tweaked, to what is currently in place for this year, to determine the best two-man team from the entire United States Armed Forces.
The Best Ranger Competition is held on Fort Benning and is open to the public. For more information call 706-718-9520 or RTB at 706-544-6451.
The National Ranger Association, Inc. was formed in 1998 and is governed by a board of six. The Association was established to recognize distinguished members in the Ranger community and to promote the values established in the Ranger Creed. The National Ranger Association helps to raise funds to support The Best Ranger Competition, The Ranger Hall of Fame and the Distinguished Member of the Brigade. Contact Candyss Bryant for more information on how you can contribute to The National Ranger Association.