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Unit Details

Strength
School
 
Type
Training Unit
 
Existing/Disbanded
Redesignated
Year
1951 - 1987

Description
The Ranger Course was conceived during the Korean War and was known as the Ranger Training Command. On 10 October 1951, the Ranger Training Command was inactivated and became the Ranger Department, a branch of the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Ga. Its purpose was, and still is, to develop combat skills of selected officers and enlisted men by requiring them to perform effectively as small unit leaders in a realistic tactical environment, under mental and physical stress approaching that found in actual combat. Emphasis is placed on the development of individual combat skills and abilities through the application of the principles of leadership while further developing military skills in the planning and conduct of dismounted infantry, airborne, airmobile, and amphibious independent squad and platoon-size operations. Graduates return to their units to pass on these skills.


Reports To
Infantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GA
 
Active Reporting Unit
None
 
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3 Members Who Served in This Unit


 
  • Brown, William, LTC, (1971-2003)
 
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