Best Ranger Competitor Facts

COMPETITOR CHARACTERISTICS:

  • AVERAGE AGE: 28
  • AVERAGE HEIGHT: 5’10”
  • AVERAGE WEIGHT: 165
  • RANK: SPECIALIST TO MAJOR
  • VOLUNTEER
  • AIRBORNE RANGER QUALIFIED
  • DECATHALON-CALIBER SOLDIER-ATHLETE
  • 26% PRIOR COMPETITORS

PAST MAJOR EVENTS / PAST MAJOR EVENTS

  • UNKNOWN DISTANCE RUN / PUSH UPS / SIT UPS
  • MALVESTI CONFIDENCE COURSE
  • AIRBORNE OPERATION
  • RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP
  • PISTOL MARKSMANSHIP
  • MACHINE GUN MARKSMANSHIP
  • FOOT MARCH - 20+ MILES (60 POUND RUCK SACK)
  • AIRBORNE OPERATION
  • SPOT JUMP
  • 4.7 MILE RUCK RUN
  • HANDS-ON RANGER SKILLS TESTS (DAY & NIGHT) DEMOLITIONS
  • GRENADES
  • MILITARY KNOTS
  • WEAPONS ASSEMBLY
  • ROPE CLIMB AND RAPPELLING (PRUSIK)
  • BAYONET ASSAULT COURSE
  • NIGHT LAND NAVIGATION (MAP & COMPASS)
  • OBSTACLE COURSE
  • WATER CONFIDENCE TEST SLIDE FOR LIFE / ROPE DROP
  • HELOCAST / SWIM
  • MILE BUDDY RUN
  • BEST RANGER STATS
  • 60 CONTINUOUS HOURS
  • 60 MILES COVERED
  • NO PROGRAMMED SLEEP
  • 29 MILITARY TASKS MOVE
  • SHOOT
  • COMMUNICATE

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • EXPERT IN PROFESSION
  • HIGH LEVEL OF PHYSICAL AND MENTAL STAMINA

 

PAST GUEST SPEAKERSPAST GUEST SPEAKERS

1988

GEN SCHWARZKOPF

1989

GEN LINDSAY

1990

GEN VUONO

1991

NO COMPETITION

1992

GEN LINDSAY

1993

LTG (R) GRANGE

1994

GEN SULLIVAN

1995

GEN McCAFFREY

1996

GEN REIMER

1997

GEN SHELTON

1998

GEN (R) SULLIVAN

1999

LTG KERNAN

2000

GEN HENDRIX

2001

GEN McCAFFREY

2002

GEN SHINSEKI

2003

No Competition

2004

MG FREAKLEY

2005

GEN SCHOOMAKER, CHIEF OF STAFF

2006

GEN CODY,

VICE CHIEF OF STAFF, UNITED STATES ARMY

2007

MG (R) KENNETH LEUER

2008

GEN GEORGE W. CASEY JR.

2009

SGM MORRELL

2010

GEN PETRAEUS

2011

HONORABLE JOHN MCHUGH

SECRETARY OF THE ARMY

2012 

GEN RODRIGUEZ

2013

GEN (R) COLIN POWELL

2014

ADMIRAL WILLIAM H. McRAVEN

2015

15th SMA DANIEL A. DAILEY

2016

PATRICK MURPHY

ACTING SECRETARY OF THE ARMY