The Department of the Air Force is actively seeking Air Force and Space Force members to enroll in the Army Ranger School, known for its extreme physical and mental challenges. This initiative reflects the department’s commitment to enhancing the capabilities of its personnel through rigorous training.
The program, which has a low graduation rate with only about 40% of service members completing it successfully, tests the endurance and leadership skills of its participants. The Air Force has been sending airmen to the Ranger School since 1955, with approximately 350 graduates to date. To improve the chances of success, the Air Force developed a Ranger Assessment Course in the mid-1980s, aimed at preparing the best candidates for the challenges of Ranger School.
The upcoming Ranger Assessment Course is scheduled for early spring at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas. Last year, the Space Force saw its first member graduate from the Ranger School, breaking stereotypes about the physical capabilities of Guardians. This achievement underscores the growing emphasis on cross-branch training and the importance of physical and tactical proficiency across all military service branches.