This is a personal commentary of my experience at the 2018 David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition (BRC) and does not reflect the opinions of the U.S. Army.
I had the chance to follow three Ranger buddy teams from 3rd Infantry Division while they competed against the U.S. Army’s top Rangers during the 2018 David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition April 13-16, at Fort Benning, Georgia.
The Best Ranger Competition is a three-day event hosted annually at Fort Benning by the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade. This year’s competition marked it’s 34th year.
If you aren’t familiar with BRC, it is widely regarded as one of the toughest, most physically demanding competitions in the world.
This year was no exception with a field of 102 highly skilled Ranger-qualified Soldiers battling through 16 events, all in the hopes of earning the title as Best Ranger.
Since 1982, Rangers have devised the most difficult, challenging obstacles to determine which teams are the best.